Boredom and Stress as Enemies of Happiness

With the thesis of need and abundance as the cause of human suffering, Schopenhauer is still spot on long time after his death. But in the sphere of abundance, the existential boredom has been joined by the existential stress. As Schopenhauer diagnosed, abundance gives birth to existential boredom. This constantly drives us to prescribe new motives to the will, which leads to a continuous acceleration of society by increasing the satiety level and addictive behavior. The price of acceleration is the existential stress.

The Happiness Lab

The Happiness Lab

In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche and Buddhism

Considering the literature and time available to him, Nietzsche created a remarkable and mature interpretation of Buddhism. But his discussion shows once more that some things cannot be understood without an intellectual-historical context and that one should always meet secondary literature critically. The persistent misinterpretation of nothingness as absolute nothingness and of Buddhism as nihilism is clearly connected with this problem.