“While modern capitalism constantly develops new needs in order to increase consumption, people’s dissatisfaction remains the same as ever. Their lives no longer have any meaning beyond a rush to consume, and this consumption is used to justify the increasingly radical frustration of any creative activity or genuine human initiative — to the point that people no longer even see this lack of meaning as important.” - Pierre Canjuers, Socialisme ou Barbarie #27

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

In Praise of The Quiet Life

The School of Life is a very presentable little YouTube channel, covering all kinds of philosophical/spiritual issues from Marxism to Buddhism, Wittgenstein to Adam Smith, consumerism to sexual deviance.  The sort of thing that should have a lot more views in this day and age: pleasant introductions to what really matters in life: ideas.

Here's one of my favourites, for obvious reasons: