Decomposition of Love

The Art of Love book cover next to stack of books
The Art of Love book cover next to stack of books
 
A powerful book full of truths and clear analysis of what it means to love, how to think about love, and how to love. 

A brief book that should be read often.

 

At Peace with the Understanding of Life and People

Into The Wild Paperback Cover
Into The Wild Paperback Cover

Trust is a very difficult emotion to feel for someone. It’s fragile and sensitive. Trust can be created more easily with strangers than with family. Strangers have yet to hurt you and generally don’t intend to if they seek your trust. And if they do hurt, then it is placed aside as an example of humanity’s nature. As if your were expecting it and satisfied so proved right.

Family can scar; always hurting and infrequently punished. One’s family is not chosen so it’s okay to disregard.

New adventures  sought to create distance between yourself and Family. Along the way a new family is formed; a family of strangers that morph into friends that understand and accept your present self. Friends that want trust and discretion.

And this conflict seems to have drawn Alexander Supertramp to tramp across the country rejecting all that family meant and created a distance of silence. He doesn’t share his adventures. Of strangers he creates family and of family he creates strangers.

Philosophy to Counterbalance Depression

Depression is personal. My depression may not be like that of others. What depresses me may not others. Still no matter the cause, it affects us. Never have I thought of this feeling. Largely I thought that it didn’t affect me.  Lately I’ve identified it. Spoken to it. Observed it and listed its characteristics. Depression is me. I am depression. No, this isn’t about vigorous embracement. Acknowledge the feeling and allow yourself to be there. Silent. 

Is there a cure?  Unexpectedly it arrived in video form. Videos from The School of Life. These brief videos on various pholosphers helped me to understand depression and make fiends with it. And like friends I run into her now and again.