Sartre on the Ignorance of Living (and what you can learn from it)

Science has already discovered so much and found answers to so many questions. However, it does not yet have an answer to the question of how we live best. Is there even a blanket answer to this question?

"We've figured out everything but how to live."

Jean-Paul Sartre

How we should best live is a question that everyone must answer for themselves. Also, no one helps us to live our lives. We can get tips from friends, relatives or strangers, but we have to accept these tips.

The name of this blog is How To Live and it is meant to provide ideas or inspiration on how to make your life not only better, but also more beautiful. We try to do this by looking at philosophers from different eras and countries, but also by sharing our own experiences.

What one quickly notices when dealing with philosophy on a larger scale is that very similar approaches are often used. For example, if we look at the opinion on modesty of Stoa, Buddhists, Taoists or even modern philosophers, we find the same view almost everywhere. But not only modesty is seen in various philosophies as one of the keys, or much rather a cornerstone, to a happy life. If you are interested in philosophy, but you do not know where to start, we have prepared for you here an article among the best philosophers for beginners.

The question, however, is whether just because many philosophies have similar views on certain topics, we will live a happy life if we adhere to those views. Just because something works for someone else doesn't mean it will work for you. After all, all lives are as different as they can be.

Even if someone else is in a similar situation as you, and this other improves his situation, in this and that way, it does not mean that this will work for us. Basically, however, it is always good if you do not cross the life but goes with the flow of life.

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But if we have never been exposed to possible "strategies" that could help us with our problems, the likelihood of stumbling upon a suitable one just like that is virtually zero. Learning to live is therefore a mixture of acquiring information that could help you, but also the simultaneous implementation and evaluation of this information.

After all, you don't just learn about life from books or from others.

After all, it not only helps to deal with topics, we also have to apply what we have learned. We have to see what works for us. Not everything we learn helps us on our way, but every now and then we find a bit of knowledge that helps us. If we accumulate more and more of these little bits of knowledge throughout our lives, we will eventually have access to a whole collection of knowledge. Furthermore, it is good to spend a lot of time outside in nature, because this helps us to get to know ourselves better. If you are interested in knowing more about why nature is good for us, then you can read this here read up.

On the path you call your life, you will meet many people, learn a lot, and experience many interesting and less interesting things. It's up to you to decide who or what you value. You have to walk the path of your life yourself, no one will be able to walk it for you. Others can accompany you or give you path descriptions, but you have to walk it.

You will find out many things in your life, maybe even how to live.

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