Philosophy – A Guide to Happiness: Nietzsche on Hardship

Narrated by Alain de Botton, this is one of 6 episodes in the series, Philosophy – A Guide To Happiness. This episode explores the life of Friedrich Nietzsche and how his concept on embracing hardships can help us achieve self-mastery which can ultimately lead to real happiness. (24 min)

4 Responses

  1. Redroom Studios says:

    interesting. I’ve never been a big fan of Nietzsche, but I do think he is on the mark with this concept. I think a lot of the unhappiness in modern western countries can be traced to the fact that everything can easily be attained or bought. So many people are misguided and choose the easiest route to fill their desires when in reality its the journey of getting there that is the real reward.

  2. shapeshift says:

    hardship is an invitation to expand the soul…

  3. James Denison says:

    so the foreign policy of the united states that inflicts so much hardship on countries around the world is really a pretext to expand souls…i am so proud to be american.

  4. shapeshift says:

    Hey James… Glad something is making you feel glad to be an American!… Thanks for dropping a note.

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