A Manual of Happiness

One does not discover the absurd without being tempted to write a manual of happiness. – Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus” Content warning: lots of explicit talk about suicide and the mindset that accompanies suicidal ideation. I bang on about absurdism a lot, but I haven’t really put anything coherent together explaining what I …

82 – No Reason

Okay, I’m going to quote from The Fountainhead here, but please don’t get up and leave just yet – I used to be an Objectivist, I’m not anymore, and I’m happy to get into it with you about how poorly most people (including Ayn Rand herself) execute on her philosophy, but none of that is …

51 – Sisyphus

So… let’s talk about Camus. My mother is of the opinion that there is no such thing as “age-appropriate reading,” and of her many strong opinions on childrearing, this is one I agree with. My experience has been that I’ve only benefited from being given books to read that were beyond my ability to understand …