What is the meaning of suffering? One of the problems of life is suffering without meaning. Life is pervaded by suffering, and this suffering must be meaningful. It is hard to deny that to live is to suffer, as long as we do not mean that to live is only to suffer.
One who cannot bear suffering and tries to avoid the unavoidable is bound to end up in existential despair and nihilism, death is just as welcome as there’s no purpose for living.
This video explores how to tackle the problem of suffering ("why do I suffer?"), with the objective of finding a meaning to one's suffering. There are two ideals: to see suffering as a punishment (ascetic ideal) or to seeing it as something for human growth, flourishing and greatness.
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- Wrisley, G. Nietzsche and the Value of Suffering—Two Alternative Ideals
- Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- Genealogy of Morals, Beyond Good and Evil, Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols, Human, All Too Human by Friedrich Nietzsche
- Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung
- The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
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