Smartphone cameras tend to be more advanced than their clunky, point-and-shoot predecessors. But the allure of cameras from the early 2000s reflects a broader search for meaning.
Pessimism, as explored by the philosopher Schopenhauer, offers tools to come to terms with the idea that refusing to relentlessly pursue happiness is perhaps the most reasonable attitude.
A poem on the author's avian friends and how their amusing antics lighten her up.
'We may have risen through innovation, but have yet to solve the quest for happiness.'
'Life here is hung in uncertainty between two extremes. I don’t exactly know where I belong and whether what I have chosen is right or wrong.'
What we do not realise is how we are part of a continuum, and how happiness, the way it appears before us, is far more a constructed idea than …
I can now see all the questions rushing back. All the ones I tried to push away.
When relationships have no closure or definite reason for their ending, moving on becomes difficult as you start doubting yourself.