The Wisdom of Schopenhauer

The unfortunate
reality
of the World
we live
in is there
is much
and
many
instances
of suffering
human
at the level
of the individual
and the collective

Now
what are you
going to do about it?

 

Suffering in the World

The Reason
why we
suffer so much
is because
we notice
only when things
are not right
when the shoe
fits too tight

When things
are alright
on the other hand
there is no pain
no instantiation
of distress
and as a consequence
all too often
we are mis-fortunate
in not recognizing
the peace
and bliss
of life
which just is

And so
at least in my opinion
Evil
is something
existing in quantity
i.e. feeling
while happiness
or pleasure
is the absence
of that which
is miserable

Let us learn to tune
into that which is
pleasurable
though it may be
subtle and smooth

Let the frictions
of this world
not cause
us too much suffering
though they
are harsh and rude

We can
yes
We can
stop all the seemingly
necessary
but really completely
unnecessary hustle
and bust
and just go about
our ways in simplicity
stream-lined
tranquility
and
then
we will eliminate
much of the
excess suffering
in our lives

 

Struggle

The history
of the world
is one of struggling
and fighting
at least
as far as mankind
is concerning
however
let us not go
about
our day-to-day
trying to find
battles
to fight
because the world
has enough
twists
and turns
curve-balls
it throws
obstacles
in its way
Nature offering
us enough
to suffer
without
us going out
of our way
to encounter
greater misery
and Woe

And while
it may seem
a consolation
to be happy
in the face
of others
whose
suffering is
greater
than we
let us keep our
eyes focused
on doing
positive things
and easing
the causes
of other’s suffering
not basking
in our relative
happiness
but
striving
always
to bring everybody
up to the same place

 

Entropy

With Time
things go into de-cline
most often
and unfortunate
activities
leading to dis-ruption
and dis-repair
chaos
and de-preciation
costs
or
boredom
for those who
have freedom
but nothing to do

Let us be ever-vigilant
against Life-flowing
outwards
we must strive
hard
to work towards
keeping it together
yes
keeping it together
whether good
or bad
weather
we must
must
keep it together