"Kierkegaard’s words wrapped themselves around me. From the pages of the anxious and melancholy Dane, the idea bubbled up that psychological suffering was not an illness to be passively tolerated but an action that you could either perform well or poorly...One of the gospel messages to be garnered from existentialism is that suffering can break a person or turn him or her into a rock, but suffering can also provide the impetus for spiritual movement." - Gordon Marino, PhD, #theexistentialistssurvivalguide#wednesdaywisdom
Our childhood can teach us a lot about why we are the way we are. Yes, this has been proven time and time again, and I'm sure you've heard it enough. But, have you ever done anything with this knowledge? Consider the fact that for around the first 10-13 years of your life, your memory was hazy at best. Now say you're 26. That means that at least half of your life was a blur. Not to mention this was the most developmental years of your life, yet this time period is recognized but never really studied and examined. It may be time to take Freud's advice and truly look at the forgotten years - it could explain a lot.
Wanderer above the sea (of fog), a millennial depiction of Friedrich's Romantic work. While he started the game of painting existential figures standing in front of eerie scenes, millennials now reenact the same emotion without realising who they are taking inspiration from. A mere 'it looks cool' is not enough. Someone has indeed done it before. Despite me going to this spot and just taking in our beautiful world, a modern painter captured the moment. Thanks @nicolabraun18 🙃❤️🌏🌊🎨🍑🏔 #beached#westcoast#caughtintheact#exploring#existentialism