A few weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast with a very wise man named Max Sadowsky and one of his guests, a philosopher named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I couldn’t help but overhear Pierre’s response to Max’s question, “What is the meaning of life?”.
I was listening and I thought, “I like that.” Max Sadowsky is a philosopher, but not just any philosopher, he’s the guy who said that the meaning of life is “… a state of mind.” I like the idea of a “state of mind,” but I also hate it because it suggests the whole of life is a state of mind.
Sadowsky is a philosopher, but not just any philosopher, hes the guy who said that the meaning of life is a state of mind, and he also said we have more meaning than we think, so it’s a good thing he said that. I like the idea of a state of mind, but I also hate it because it suggests the whole of life is a state of mind.
sartre is one of those guys who is so far away from us, but we can still see him. He uses his words to help us understand our situation, and in many ways he’s a bit like a philosopher. He’s not the kind of thinker you’d expect to be so far away from us, and his ideas will be useful whether you agree or disagree with them.
sartre is one of my favorite philosophers. If you have had a good, long, non-philosophical conversation with him, and you feel you understand where he is coming from, you can always quote him. His philosophy is a bit like a drug; when you have a bad day and want to feel better, you just have to take him and take all of his ideas.
As you might imagine, sartre is a philosopher of the philosophical kind. He discusses a lot of philosophical issues in his books, The Age of Reason and Being and Nothingness. He is considered to be one of the major philosophers of our time.
The quote I remember is quite simply: “We are always living in a state of suspension.” He talks about being in a state of suspension as being like “running through a long tunnel, but in the same tunnel, there are only a few holes.” That’s what sartre is always getting at.
He goes on to say that the suspension that we live in, is that we are all suspended in time. That means that we can be aware of the present and the past while at the same time we are always living in the present. Because we are always in suspension, we are not aware of things that might change our lives. We are in a state of suspension, but we are not aware of that fact.