It is desire that leads to suffering, because it can never be completely satisfied. In times of forced consumption within the framework of liberal capitalist values such as competition, rivalry and ambition, an alternative attitude must be devised. People who are addicted to desire must find their way back to dignity, to a proud life of healthy humility. The thoughts of the film director Sokurov and the philosophers Schopenhauer and Voltaire are particularly helpful here.
"I believe that all people are afraid of the same thing: being alone. When we are born, it is already in our genes that command us: Never be alone. So we scream, and Mommy comes. Later we surround ourselves with family, with friends, in order to maintain this feeling of security. The definition of art... Continue Reading →