Out of the Ordinary
Five Elements of Adventure (Life on Purpose) - Matt Walker
Out of the Ordinary
The Existentialist’s Survival Guide – Living Authentically (Gordon Marino on AOM Podcast)
Soren Kierkegaard – Danish theologian, Christian, philosopher, and considered the father of existentialist philosophy. Born in Cophehagan 1810 died 1855.
Depression today – not against medication but our threshold for pain, feeling, living life on life’s terms is necessary. Human predicaments that impact us all have been turned into pathologies – illnesses or a condition. It is normal to feel down.
Despair or depression – depression turns into despair when you have given up on the project or given up on the human condition.
“Knight of Faith” – the individual who has placed complete faith in himself through God and can act freely and independently from the world. The 19th-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaardvicariously discusses the knight of faith in several of his pseudonymic works (Constantin Constantius), with the most in-depth and detailed critique exposited in Fear and Trembling and in Repetition.
Authentic Living – SK
Person without Guile – at home in their skin. Jesus said Nathaniel is a person without guile. Guile – the quality at being good at deceiving people in a clever way. 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no guile.”
“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus told Nathanael in John 1:51, “you will see 'heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending on' the Son of Man.”
Friedrich Nietzsche – born 1844 – critique of truth, faith and religion. Theory of master-slave morality and aesthetic affirmation of existence in response to the “death of God” and the crisis of nihilism (philosophical pessimism about the nature of human life).
FN was a desperate humanist and believed in the creative powers of the individual to overcome social, cultural and moral contexts in pursuit of new values and aesthetic health. He drew inspiration from Richard Wagner (composer – Ring Cycle).
Authentic Living – FN
Living Dangerously –