Happiness. Meaning of life. Genes.

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For the first time, locations on the human genome have been identified that can explain differences in meaning in life between individuals. This is the result of research conducted in over 220,000 individuals. The researchers identified two genetic variants for meaning in life and six genetic variants for happiness. (1)

We want to be unhappy.

So we choose to see our happiness in nothingness.

Once upon a time we were truly happy.

Only because we were blind.

Seek the meaning of life in the void of being.

You will find it full of everything…

Do less. And less. And less. Until you do everything…

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A recent article portrayed a woman who managed to become a CEO before she was thirty. (source) This is not the only case where “Doing more and more” is praised as the main way people should pursue their existence in this life.

Modern civilization and today’s society praises the ones who push their limits, do more and more, reach out to challenge themselves,

Everything seem to be well thought out. And yet, behind the seemingly obvious and well earned success and happiness for doing more, something deeply hideous lies. Hannah Arendt had put it extremely elonquently at the end of the Human Condition. As Cicero says, “When you do nothing, you will suddenly realize that you are doing the most”! Modern man has embarked on a Sisyphian endless process that only leads to dead ends. At the end of this life, lies death. In the heart of our existence, meaningless noise. We need silence to listen to the cosmos. We need peace to make the cosmos listen to us. It would take a lot to describe why striving constantly for more is wrong and I will not do that.

Anyone who knows what I’m talking about will recognize it (tautology).

Anyone who doesn’t, would definitely not learn it here…

Happy new year, with disease and misery! (again)

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Harmonia Philosophica has said it before more than once, but repetition is the mother of learning…

Most of us do not want to be reminded of the basic element of life.

For all of you that had the courage to continue reading this wire despite its despicable title, I have one reminder: health is overrated!

We do not know what Life is. And yet we are afraid of not-living. We do not know why we are in this world, but we are grateful for Life. And yet, we deny its basic ingredient: death. The majority of us – me included – is afraid of death and disease. But as Shestov said, when was the last time that the majority found the correct answer for a serious philosophical question? Never. And if we must listen to someone, this is the voice of the Illogical in this matter. Who wants to die healthy after all?

Let us look at the Mystery of Life through the liberating vision of misery and disease and not with the coward eyes of the western human, who while being too much attached to the material aspect of life forgets its essence…

And because modern man is a bit hostile to Christianity (it is in fashion to be anti-Christian these days), let me tell you what I am trying to tell you in the way Buddha would say it…

No desire, no suffering.

And yet…

Life is all about suffering!

So go on and LIVE a Happy New Year!

Η γὰρ δύναμίς μου ἐν ἀσθενείᾳ τελειοῦται…

The secret of happiness. Known already for thousands of years…

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“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” wrote Einstein in German on a piece of hotel stationery which was sold for millions of dollars in an auction last year. (1)

But this is not news. A calm and modest life was always promoted by wise people all over the world for millennia. It is just that people will not listen to a wise man but only to a wise known man. We want to trust someone. We are just not sure whom.

A calm and modest life always makes us lust for a life of constant restlessness. Even though we already know everything, we will seek knowledge with all our powers to the outer reaches of the universe – only to discover that we had access to the big secrets of God’s wisdom at the warm corner of our house. Where our grandmother tagged us into bed, while we played our favorite video game, with Christmas songs playing in the background until our eyes closed…

This is how man always was.

Nothing more than a child.

Once in Paradise.

Happy and yet… not knowing that he is happy.

Until he stops being…

You can win eternal life again.

Just close your eyes.

And open this video game again…

Can you hear the Christmas songs?