Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about how you can use the philosophy of existentialism as a tool for gaining personal freedom. Existentialism is the “philosophical theory or approach which emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining their own development through acts of the will.” Continue reading “Existentialism: A Tool For Gaining Personal Freedom”
The Existential Crisis
Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about the existential crisis and how they relate to having a chronic illness.
Let’s start off by talking about what an existential crisis is. Basically, it is when you reach a point in your life that you question the purpose, value and meaning of your life. This term comes from the ideas presented in existential philosophy. The central idea of which is that we have no purpose, value or meaning in life beyond that which we ourselves give it. Because of this, it is possible to have that foundation undermined.Continue reading “The Existential Crisis”
EXISTENTIALISM SAVES US
Most people who struggle with chronic illness have also had to face an existential crisis. Most don’t call it this or realize that there is a name for it, but most of us share this experience as we move through our journey of grief. We have to face the world as it is: brutal, raw and unfair. What meaning and purpose can there possibly be in a universe that slays children with leukemia and slowly crushes you beneath the EDS heel?Continue reading “EXISTENTIALISM SAVES US”