“If life—the craving for which is the very essence of our being—were possessed of any positive intrinsic value, there would be no such thing as boredom at all: mere existence would satisfy us in itself, and we should want for nothing." ~ Schopenhauer
Ahh, Schopenhauer, yes, I agree that not Knowing, not Seeing and passively believing my thoughts is a devastatingly boring proposition. If, however, IF I train my mind to See the ‘positive intrinsic value’ in whatever I look upon I lead a life of constant wonder and curiosity, a life rich in gifts and joy. You see, it is a choice but I have to learn that it is a choice. “Mere existence” satisfies completely!
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again