The Wisdom of Life
Inthis essay from Schopenhauer final work, Parerga und Paralipomena (1851), the philosopher favors individual strength of will and independent, reasoned deliberation over the tendency to act on irrational impulses. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success....more
Anyway, I would have liked this book more if it had included more biographical content or further critical examination and analysis. It contained no bibliography of works by Schopenhauer, which would ha...more
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see it. It helped me understand myself better, made me
aware of my own potential and gave me self confidence. It
is a book that will most likely make you think twice about
the things you thought matter most in life. If it was in
my power to do so I would certainly compel everyone into
Schopenhauer on happiness, with clear thinking and precise deepness.
The translation is harsh and unrefined, but with a little effort it's possible to see what the author meant.
if you are into self help books, you can throw all of them away, just get this one!
it's the best investment you can make.