Despre neajunsul de a te fi născut

Despre neajunsul de a te fi născut✴ [BOOKS] ⚡ Despre neajunsul de a te fi născut By Emil M. Cioran ✾ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Ani de zile, o via de fapt, s nu te fi g ndit dec t la ultimele clipe, ca s consta i, c nd te apropii, n sf r it, de ele, c va fi fost degeaba, c g ndul mor ii ajut la tot, doar s mori nu Emil CIORAN Ani de zile, de a PDF/EPUB ê o via de fapt, s nu te fi g ndit dec t la ultimele clipe, ca s consta i, c nd te apropii, n sf r it, de ele, c va fi fost degeaba, c g ndul mor ii ajut la tot, doar s mori nu Emil CIORAN. Life Inside the Bubble I feel entitled to interpret and respond to Cioran s aphoristic mode with some of the same chiastic development even if not nearly as witty Homo sapiens, uniquely in the animal kingdom, lives in a bubble of language He and she is so immured in this bubble that language and experience are inextricably confounded The consequence of this involuntary universal peonage is that everyone substitutes things with words and responds to words as if they were things It s the Life Inside the Bubble I feel entitled to interpret and respond to Cioran s aphoristic mode with some of the same chiastic development even if not nearly as witty Homo sapiens, uniquely in the animal kingdom, lives in a bubble of language He and she is so immured in this bubble that language and experience are inextricably confounded The consequence of this involuntary universal peonage is that everyone substitutes things with words and responds to words as if they were things It s the cost of living in the bubble.Reality is what happens Everything else is literature.Literature is an evolved form of language It is constituted by an ideal philosophy, and ideal religion, and an ideal politics Or at least as ideal as can be reached by Homo sapiens.The philosophy of literature is empirically grounded on observation human beings are the only story telling animal Other sentient beings use gestures, sounds, words, phrases, even sentences to communicate with each other Only people connect words in complex creative ways This is a blessing and a curse It makes life inside the language bubble bearable butor less isolates story tellers from experience since the stories they tell create their own experience No one has ever found a way to untangle the two the attempt is the failed science of epistemology.To compensate for the consequences of entrapment inside the bubble human beings have invented a religion of language and a language of religion that tells the story actually many stories of what exists outside the bubble This of course is paradoxical since that which is beyond the bubble is reality, which as soon as it is brought inside the bubble becomes literature Prompted by this contradiction, some people declare their language about things outside the bubble to be sacred, thus making life inside the bubble toxic These people are idolatrous and call those who are not idolaters atheists, agnostics, non conformists, dreamers, and sometimes artists, by which they mean useless.Those who recognise the existence of the bubble and its implications strive to keep story telling free from such ossification Feeling in need of support in a hostile world, they too have succumbed to the religious impulse but in a very different way Their alternative religion is a kind of ethical politics which allows any story to be told and heard They make no claims to knowing what is outside the bubble or approaching closer to it by working hard at story telling within the bubble Their life consists of the unrestricted exchange of words in unusual and unexpected combinations They often allude to what they imagine might be outside the bubble but remain interested in the imaginations of others From this they derive pleasure from which many other inhabitants of the bubble take offence.Typically, those who take offence, whether religious or not, claim that the imaginative new stories are not reflections of reality and should be ignored or even banned as dangerous This, of course, is a story of limited imagination and probably a restricted vocabulary they tend to occur together Such stories have little weight unless accompanied by violence Violence physical, psychological, and spiritual is the only effective method which allows reality to enter the bubble Violence shatters the bubble completely This those offended perceive as satisfying.Literature has no defense against violence The bubble is an aberration, as fragile, ephemeral, and temporary as the language upon which it is based.In the end violence, that is to say, reality prevails.Of course Cioran is a laconic genius so he summarises the situation muchcompactlyAs long as you live on this side of the terrible, you will find words to express it once you know it from inside, you will no longer find a single one It is difficult to cope with such terseness, even among the literate Such is the character of good literature This book published as an essay is a surprising collection of relentless thoughts put down by Emil Cioran over life Cioran considers life not as an ontological abstraction, but a situation in which you have to go out, meet people in the street, have a look at your prospects, whether they are your own books in a library or job offers in your corner agency You would feel quite the same at reading a notepad teeming with wild thoughts all over the place.Is Cioran sportsmanlike or is he putting a This book published as an essay is a surprising collection of relentless thoughts put down by Emil Cioran over life Cioran considers life not as an ontological abstraction, but a situation in which you have to go out, meet people in the street, have a look at your prospects, whether they are your own books in a library or job offers in your corner agency You would feel quite the same at reading a notepad teeming with wild thoughts all over the place.Is Cioran sportsmanlike or is he putting a sham sometimes In the end, does that matter Emil Cioran is a man of contradictions, yet, highly consistent in his contradictions He writes every one of them in earnest.Here are some thoughts to mull over Please help yourself Some have misfortunes, others have obsessions Who are most to be pitied Certains ont des malheurs d autres des obsessions Lesquels sont les plus plaindre As arts are going deeper into an impasse, artists multiply This abnormality isn t one if one thinks that art, on the decline, has become impossible and easy at the same time A mesure que l art s enfonce dans l impasse, les artistes se multiplient Cette anomalie cesse d en tre une, si l on songe que l art, en voie d puisement, est devenu la fois impossible et facile All these nations were great, because they had great prejudices They no longer have Are they nations still Scattered crowds, at best Tous ces peuples taient grands, parce qu ils avaient de grands pr jug s Ils n en ont plus Sont ils encore des nations Tout au plus des foules d sagr g es To get up, wash yourself, then wait for some kind of blues or angst I would give the whole universe and Shakespeare for a bit of ataraxia Se lever, faire sa toilette et puis attendre quelque vari t impr vue de cafard ou d effroi Je donnerais l univers entier et tout Shakespeare pour un brin d ataraxie If attachment is an evil, the cause lies in the disgrace of being born, because being born is being attached Detachment should consist in suppressing this disgrace, the most severe and unbearable of all Si l attachement est un mal, il faut en chercher la cause dans le scandale de la naissance, car na tre c est s attacher Le d tachement devrait donc s appliquer faire dispara tre les traces de ce scandale, le plus grave et le plus intol rable de tous When you refuse to be lyrical, to fill a page becomes a trial why bother writing exactly what you meant in the first place Quand on se refuse au lyrisme, noircir une page devient une preuve quoi bon crire pour dire exactement ce qu on avait dire I m keeping this around to read whenever I feel like life is horrible and consciousness is the greatest tragedy ever to befall man, since then at least I can feel terrible eloquently. I do not read philosophy generally, because it confuses me almost immediately given that I have no capacity whatsoever for abstractions But I can do E M Cioran Cioran was born in Romania in 1911, spent most of his working life in France, mulling over suicide and death while living to a ripe old age Much of Cioran s work is in the form of aphorisms or maxims, and are therefore accessible I re read this book recently I return to his work every few years or so He is the most relentlessly p I do not read philosophy generally, because it confuses me almost immediately given that I have no capacity whatsoever for abstractions But I can do E M Cioran Cioran was born in Romania in 1911, spent most of his working life in France, mulling over suicide and death while living to a ripe old age Much of Cioran s work is in the form of aphorisms or maxims, and are therefore accessible I re read this book recently I return to his work every few years or so He is the most relentlessly pessimistic human being that has ever lived, which you might have guessed from the title, and this makes for some really, really fun reading Sometimes he makes a lot of sense Below are a few of my favorites Several mention poetry, which is not one of his chief preoccupations, and yet he says interesting things about it Every misanthrope, however sincere, at times reminds me of that old poet, bedridden and utterly forgotten, who in a rage with his contemporaries declared he would receive none of them His wife, out of charity, would ring at the door from time to time As art sinks into paralysis, artists multiply This anomaly ceases to be one if we realize that art, on its way to exhaustion, has become both impossible and easy All these poems where it is merely the Poem that is in question a whole poetry with no other substance than itself What would we say of a prayer whose object was religion When I torment myself a little too much for not working, I tell myself that I might just as well be dead and that then I would be working still less Only one thing matters learning to be the loser A writer has left his mark on us not because we have read him a great deal but because we have thought of himthan is warranted I have not frequented Baudelaire or Pascal particularly, but I have not stopped thinking of their miseries, which have accompanied me everywhere as faithfully as my own Only what proceeds from emotion or from cynicism is real All the rest is talent Sometimes I wish I were a cannibal less for the pleasure of eating someone than for the pleasure of vomiting him.That last one about the cannibal cracked me up so much in the middle of the night that my laughter scared the cats off the bed By this I mean that pessimism does get to a point where it is hilarious And yet, Cioran is not a clown Nope Emil Cioran was the master of performing philosophy as poetry In this volume, which is composed almost entirely of aphorisms and short pieces of creative writing, he touches on the existential loathing borne from being torn from the preconscious Significant is the idea of being stunted in ones attempts to vocalize the totality of one s angst, muted by the shortcomings of language I can already tell I ll be returning to this one at dismal midnight hours When every man has realized that his birth is a defeat, existence, endurable at last, will seem like the day after a surrender, like the relief and the repose of the conquered The Trouble With Being Born is a collection of aphorisms mostly about but not limited to the horrors unleashed on us by birth Cioran argues that perhaps existence is exile and oblivion itself is salvation.However, Cioran s wit and dare I say charm prevent this book from becoming what would otherwise be an overwhelmi When every man has realized that his birth is a defeat, existence, endurable at last, will seem like the day after a surrender, like the relief and the repose of the conquered The Trouble With Being Born is a collection of aphorisms mostly about but not limited to the horrors unleashed on us by birth Cioran argues that perhaps existence is exile and oblivion itself is salvation.However, Cioran s wit and dare I say charm prevent this book from becoming what would otherwise be an overwhelmingly crushing read The compact and concise form of the aphorism fits well with his philosophy since a minimalist, ascetic lifestyle seems to be the only way to peel back the layers of existence in order to uncover the Truth, long, involved treatises are highly unnecessary.The Trouble With Being Born is a highly readable reflection on the meaninglessness of existence, a concentrated dose of pessimism that nudges the curious in the direction of simultaneous salvation and damnation all at once Explosive force of any mortification Every vanquished desire affords us power We have thehold over this world the further we withdraw from it, the less we adhere to it Renunciation confers an infinite power That faint light in each of us which dates back to before our birth, to before all births, is what must be protected if we want to rejoin that remote glory from which we shall never know why we are separated. 157 Originally published in 1973 when E M Cioran was 62 years old, the book is divided into 12 sections Much of the content is presented in an aphoristic form, although Cioran intersperses other types of entries throughout, to include anecdotes, personal notes, and diatribes Cioran con That faint light in each of us which dates back to before our birth, to before all births, is what must be protected if we want to rejoin that remote glory from which we shall never know why we are separated. 157 Originally published in 1973 when E M Cioran was 62 years old, the book is divided into 12 sections Much of the content is presented in an aphoristic form, although Cioran intersperses other types of entries throughout, to include anecdotes, personal notes, and diatribes Cioran considered himself near or at the end of his career as he was writing the book per one of the entries So, if you re going to read one of his books perhaps this is the best one to read, as it contains his reflections over a lifetime of work, observations, and ruminations Now to the underlying theme of the book A significant part of the problem with being born is that we re not given the choice to opt out If asked, certainly some of us would have said no And yet here we are So what to do about it If one is a truth seeker, one can take a degree of comfort in the fact that Cioran has read all the old sages and found no so called truth to set him free Cioran himself makes no claim to being a wise man or sage As he wrote this book, he was merely an intelligent older man who had managed to clear away many of life s distractions Think of his process as making notes while sitting in a metal folding chair at one end of an uncluttered hallway of indeterminate length, at the other end of which crouches his death somewhere in the shadows Because the fact is that when one does manage to clear away life s distractions e.g., desire, ambition, religious faith, relationships, art, etc , what one is left facing is the inevitability of one s own death There it stands in all of its stark clarity A logical step at this point would be to simply take one s own life, and yet this is tricky to pull off when in a balanced, analytical state of mind Human beings have this tendency toward self preservation, and it persists even as we age and observe our own bodies slowly deteriorate in preparation for the final act So what are we supposed to do while waiting around Who knows This book certainly won t provide answers, nor will any other book Perhaps the best thing to do is to help others who are about to die Be with them, make them comfortable, as they prepare to return to where they were before they were born, i.e., that remote glory from which we shall never know why we are separated.This is not a depressing book Even at its most pessimistic, Cioran s writing holds charm He maintains a level of intimacy throughout, lacing his observations with wit and humor typically of the dark, biting variety If your outlook is already of a certain disposition akin to Cioran s, this book will offer affirmation But if your pessimism doesn t require affirmation and really, why should it , then you re probably better off just taking a walk Walking in a forest between two hedges of ferns transfigured by autumn that is a triumphWhat are ovations and applause beside it I don t have time to be depressed any but this book certainly helps I think if I had read this book in high school it would ve been my favourite book of all time I was legitimately depressed and I really would have felt what Cioran is saying in my bones If I had read it in university I would ve loved it Its so beautifully written and while I wasn t as depressed, I would have had the time to process it and peace of mind to quietly contemplate it I have in fact read it now as an adult with I don t have time to be depressed any but this book certainly helps I think if I had read this book in high school it would ve been my favourite book of all time I was legitimately depressed and I really would have felt what Cioran is saying in my bones If I had read it in university I would ve loved it Its so beautifully written and while I wasn t as depressed, I would have had the time to process it and peace of mind to quietly contemplate it I have in fact read it now as an adult with a job and I honestly just flipped through it going that s nice that s a nice way of saying it huh, neat turn of phrase so true and really I was just trying to get through it.What I m trying to say is I finished this bookdisappointed in myself and the sadness I found in reading this book is that my life is so soul crushingly uncomfortable I can t even read a sad book and feel sad without feeling like I m wasting time and that I should be working.The true depression is the friends we made on the way The king of despair No, actually he s very funny and witty in his own way This collection of aphorisms are single bite fulls of wit, smartness, and for me a sense of beauty or understanding of the world out there In his point of view it is not facing death that s the problem, but the fact one is born in this world well, that s the problem For me this is the ultimate book to read before a nap or outside on the patio watching trees sway or traffic go by and then reading bits and pieces of The king of despair No, actually he s very funny and witty in his own way This collection of aphorisms are single bite fulls of wit, smartness, and for me a sense of beauty or understanding of the world out there In his point of view it is not facing death that s the problem, but the fact one is born in this world well, that s the problem For me this is the ultimate book to read before a nap or outside on the patio watching trees sway or traffic go by and then reading bits and pieces of The Trouble with Being Born, well, its paradise of sorts There was a time when time did not yet exist The rejection of birth is nothing but the nostalgia for this time before time.

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  • 223 pages
  • Despre neajunsul de a te fi născut
  • Emil M. Cioran
  • Romanian
  • 03 April 2018
  • 9732805978