The Two Ends of a Beginning

“The Animals Reject their Names and Things Return to Their Origins” can be found by clicking here.

Animals trod, swim, fly, gallop in many of the books we read, dive into the depths of our childhood comforts as plushies, growl and grunt throughout long traditional activities like hunting. They play countless roles in our lives, but they are hardly ever seen as themselves in their own environment. In opposition to the usage of animals as tropes and

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Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy, left this world a heartwarming and extensive masterpiece about suffering: Man’s Search for Meaning. Undoubtedly, Frankl’s work adapts all the values that he expressed in his own life as a doctor, husband, Holocaust survivor, and a humanitarian; the psychiatrist’s experiences with his hardships provide the wisdom and truth behind each of his insights related to emotional distress.

Frankl was a concentration camp inmate for three years,

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Analysis Essay: Does human intelligence lead to unhappiness?

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Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis is an apologue that wanders through the tensions between language and happiness, specifically in the form of human intelligence and consciousness. The premise of the book is grounded on the question of whether human intelligence and consciousness is a gift or a precursor to inevitable unhappiness, and so to test this, Alexis pries the condition of being human from the human body and

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My Prosperity for your Agony

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Are you familiar with Ursula K. Le Guin’s work, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas?

The story describes a city of amazing welfare. There are riches beyond just gold; there is wealth in happiness, abundance in pleasures, and an endless affluence of vibrancy. Yet there is a contingency for the city’s bliss. There is one condition that must be honored by all of Omelas’ citizens to maintain the eternal fountain

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