Health Sciences 4051F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Arthur Schopenhauer, Unbridled, Four Noble Truths
It is the integrity of the mind i wish to affirm, its sanctity and inviolability. These are the things we weather or fail to, seek council against, even risk the inevitable disequilibrium of power inherent in therapy to combat they are the grit and matter of the human condition. But when such circumstances are converted into symptoms and diagnosed as illnesses, i believe we enter upon very uncertain ground. Arthur schopenhauer - on the sufferings of the world: unless suffering is the direct and immediate object of life, our existence must entirely fail of its aim. It is absurd to look upon the enormous amount of pain that abounds everywhere in the world, and originates in needs and necessities inseparable from life itself, as serving no purpose at all and the result of mere chance. The pleasure in this world, it has been said, outweighs the pain; or, at any rate, there is an even balance between the two.