So great: Major movements in philosophy, as minimalist geometric graphics.
Also see Tolstoy’s Calendar of Wisdom.
The duty of philosophy is not to solve problems, but to redefine problems, to show how what we experience as a problem is a false problem. If what we experience as a problem is a true problem, then you don’t need philosophy.
Everything You Know by Wendy MacNaughton, from the spectacular Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.
I’ve never seen anyone die before. I was prepared for the sadness. The heartbreak. I wasn’t prepared for the beauty. The purity. The clarity. The clear perspective. What matters is obvious.
He is dying and it is sad but that is not all it is. There is a grace to him. He is trying to be brave. He is scared about what comes next. But he is more scared about staying here. The pain is too much. I told him that whatever happens next, I think it will be ok. He responds, “Me too.”