Why people suffer? – Call for philosophical essays

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Humans are averted to suffering. We do not wish to ache or cry.

Yet, life is full of pain.

Why?

Of what use is that pain?

How could good people suffer while others are spared the day? Is there a plan behind all this or are we just trying to discover meaning where there is nothing to find or say?

Send your essays to Harmonia Philosophica (harmoniaPhilosophica.com) and see them published in our portal. All submissions adhering to the submission requirements will be published, unless you wish not to.

Submission Requirements

  • Minimum length: 50 words.
  • Content: Submissions must be relative to the topic and have a philosophical flavor.
  • Publication indication: Please indicate explicitly in your submission whether you wish us to publish your essay and under what name (could be an alias). Essays that do not explicitly mention these publication details will not be published due to data protection regulations.
  • Deadline: December 2022.
  • Contact info: harmonia-philosophica@hotmail.com

Seek Harmonia Philosophica article ‘Why do good people suffer?‘ for inspiration.

Looking forward to your ideas!

Free Blogging Advice (FBA) – Episode 2: What to write about…

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Writing is so easy. Writing is so hard…

Free Blogging Advice: Writing is hard. And easy. The goal of the Free Blogging Advice (FBA) series of short articles is to provide some free advice on… blogging! All you have to add is some time and effort. And love. Lots of love.

FBA Episodes

FBA Episode 2: What to write about

So you made the decision to start writing.

The world is split in two categories of people: Creators and consumers.

You chose to be the first. Good for you!

But now that you did, there comes the first big decision that you must make: What to write about?

There exist millions and millions of possible things that can be the subject of a good blog/ site. From philosophy to cooking, from military aviation up to jokes for atheism and religion. How do you choose?

The answer: You do not!

If you already have made up your mind to write (see Episode 1), it is most probable (almost certain actually) that you have already made that decision without knowing it!

Wanting to write is always accompanied by the urge to write about something specific. Do not try to analyze what will have the greatest potential for more readers, or what is more viral these days. Don’t lose time trying to figure out what subject is the most promising when it comes to attracting viewers in your site and do not spend time thinking what subject would be more amazing to show to your fiancé (or fiancée).

Creating content is all about you!

And your heart already knows what it loves.

Just stop thinking and listen to your self.

(I know what I like…)

This is your subject!

No matter how weird or niche this subject might be, the basic advantage is that it is what you like! And this makes it not only an excellent choice but also the only choice at hand! You can only sustain writing about what you really love. Anything else is just work. But with blogging you want to enjoy yourself! And what better way to do that than by writing about things you enjoy writing about? (Yes, this is a tautology and that is why it is true – read more Harmonia Philosophica about this)

And who knows…

You passion for what you love might one day convert that small blog into a multi-million dollar business.

(Although I would never recommend that, but we will speak more on that in another episode)

Free Blogging Advice (FBA) – Episode 1: The beginning…

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Writing is so easy. Writing is so hard…

Free Blogging Advice: Writing is hard. And easy. The goal of the Free Blogging Advice (FBA) series of short articles is to provide some free advice on… blogging! All you have to add is some time and effort. And love. Lots of love.

FBA Episode 1: The beginning

How does every journey starts but with a first step? And how important that first step is cannot be exaggerated enough. Whether you do it or not will determine whether you will be called a writer or not. Whether or not you take it will determine if you will be a creator instead of just a consumer of creations.

So before everything else, one should do the obvious: Start writing!

It is as easy as it sounds. And exactly because of that, it is so difficult!

Many people dream of writing but never do. There exist a ton of excuses not to. It takes courage to overcome that first hurdle and doing so is solely on you. There is no magic pill, no magic recipe, no magic advice. If you cannot just open your computer and start writing then this series of articles is not for you. If you cannot open Word or any other writing application and start producing content then there is no need to discuss advice in good blogging and writing.

So that’s it.

If you have already started writing and you have content already created then you have successfully passed the first stage for successful blogging.

If not, then do so immediately.

Next FBA episode: Decide what to write about!

What is Existence? – Call for Irrational Philosophical Essays

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WHO ARE WE? READ HERE TO FIND OUT…

In a glance: Send us your minimum 100-words irrational essay on ‘What is Existence?’ and see it published in Harmonia Philosophica portal! Open to all. No philosophical degree or previous publications required. No entry or publication fees. Updated Deadline 31st March 2022!

Harmonia Philosophica organizes the ‘What is Existence? Call for Irrational Philosophical Essays.

Send your ideas to Harmonia Philosophica to try to answer the topic in the most innovative way possible.

Your philosophical essays will get published on Harmonia Philosophica (read below for requirements).

CALL FOR ESSAYS DETAILS

Topic: What is existence?

Requirements: Send a minimum 100-words essay in English (one entry per participant allowed). The answers must try to explain in an irrational manner what Existence is. Try to do so in your own words and via your own ideas – not by referencing ideas of others! References to existing philosophers’ ideas will not be accepted. The goal is to have genuine unique ideas. The greatest philosophers have anyway failed to reach a consensus on what Existence is. Why not give it a try?!?

NO NEED to be a graduate of philosophy!

NO NEED to have already published something in the past!

NO NEED to pay fees or any other cost!

NO NEED for references in your essay!

NO NEED to use your real name to be published!

JUST SEND YOUR ESSAY WITH YOUR IDEAS!

Innovation is the goal. Not academic conformance!

Tips: Try to be as IRRATIONAL as possible! If you try to think logically, your will most probably end up repeating existing ideas in different words. The big philosophical problems are too hard to be solved with linear logical thinking. What we need is innovation, not repetition of old ideas! Logic is itself based on arbitrary axioms, while what philosophy needs is a fresh look.

NEED INSPIRATION?

Read articles in Harmonia Philosophica related to the irrational!

Or simply start with our Main Thesis.

Prizes: All essays adhering to the requirements mentioned in this page will be published at Harmonia Philosophica.

Important Note: Your essay will be published only if you specifically add the following note at the end of your message: “TO BE PUBLISHED AS {name}“, where in the place of {name} you will put the name under which your essay will be published. For example, add “TO BE PUBLISHED AS Spiros” if you want your essay to be published with the name Spiros. The {name} specified for the publication could be a pseudonym, no need to use your real name! Essays without that note will not be published, due to privacy protection laws requiring your explicit and specific consent to publish something with your name.

Copyright: You retain full copyright on your ideas even after they are published. You retain the right to send a message to Harmonia Philosophica and request the retraction of the publication if needed or simply if you changed your mind.

How to participate: Send your essays to harmonia-philosophica@hotmail.com with subject ‘What is Existence’.

Deadline: The call for essays ends on the 31st of March (initial deadline was for 28th of February 2022). Essays will be published until the end of May 2022, depending on the volume of essays received.

Disclaimer: Harmonia Philosophica retains the right not to publish an essay if it has inappropriate, unethical or disrespectful content, if it is off-topic, if it is clearly unserious or facetious or if it is in violation of the law.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

And remember…

You must stop thinking in order to think!

Death miniature 2: The school bus

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[Death miniatures series stories]

Death miniatures are fictional ultra-small stories related to death. The goal is to draw out emotions and make the reader think more about death, which is the only thing that we keep on avoiding, even though it is defining our life and behavior from the moment we are born till the day we draw our last breath…

He was waiting for the school bus with his daughter.

She laughed and played around.

Giggling and smiling.

(Oh, how much he wanted that bus to be late…)

Oh, how lovely she was.

Happy days.

Now how daughter was in her 50s.

And as he held her tight in his arms, he was now ready to die.

And in his last breath, he was there again.

One cold morning.

With his daughter. Laughing and smiling. Giggling and playing.

Happy.

Waiting for the school bus.

A tear…

(Oh, the bus was here now…)

~

Death stories series

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