Philosophy: A Guide To Happiness


Last night I was watching a few videos by Alain de Botton, who I believe wrote a book in which these videos are based on. These videos are about six philosophers and their ideas on how to achieve happiness. The first one is Socrates on self-confidence, where Alain talks about Socrates and his ideas. Socrates thought first of all that everyone can be a philosopher, like I said in my previous post. He also said that once you have your own opinion to know when to stick by it.

Here is the video about Socrates, I will post the links with their titles below so you can watch them later, and so it doesn’t take up too much space or memory.

 

Here are the links:

Philosophy: A Guide To Happiness – Socrates on Self-Confidence

Philosophy: A Guide To Happiness – Epicurus On Happiness

Philosophy: A Guide To Happiness – Seneca On Anger

Philosophy: A Guide To Happiness – Montaigne On Self-Esteem

Philosophy: A Guide To Happiness – Schopenhauer On Love

Philosophy: A Guide To Happiness – Nietzsche On Hardships

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Fuck the vote


Hello everyone, I am currently subscribed to the “The People’s Uprising” on Facebook, and they posted a video that I found explains pretty much exactly why it is useless to vote. Now, a little bit of my point of view on the video. I’m not sure if the person that made this video meant this when he posted it, but, when in the video he says that companies are meant to serve you, the way I see it is that only local companies are there to serve you, the rest are only there to take profit from you. A little reflection for you there. But enough of me, here’s the video (by the way, please watch the whole thing, if you watch only the first minute you don’t get the real message):

Jamendo


Pirating has become a big issue when it comes to companies trying to get their money, and people are wanting to get stuff for free instead of paying for them. The one things I always ask myself is, why don’t they just download music and games that are given to them for free. If you have ever used Linux, you’ll know that they have a synaptic package manager (in most distributions) that is filled with free software, including games; most of which is open-source, allowing you to access the code, and even make your own version. Then, when it comes to music, there is a great site I found called Jamendo. Jamendo is a music site where people upload music they make themselves under a creative commons license (here’s some more info about the creative commons license: <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/>). On this website there are songs by millions of people around the world of many different genres. You may think that since they are free to download they don’t get any money, well, that’s not entirely true, there are people who will put their music under a cc (creative commons) license in such a way that you need their permission to use it for commercial use, there are also donations to the artists that make the songs. Here’s the link to the website: <http://www.jamendo.com/en>.

If you look online, you will find a ton of music, art, games, applications, operating systems, movies, and more, that are under a creative commons license. For example here’s an electronic song from an artist from India:

Please take a look at the music they have on this website, maybe you’ll like something!
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed.

Miners Protesting In Spain


In Spain there are miners on strike, protesting against the new government cuts. Spain has made cuts from miner benefits, cutting all their benefits, most of which are related to their safety. All this money is being used to rescue banks that are going bankrupt, and to make things worse, their private banks, meaning that tax payer money is going to the private banks. The miners have become furious with these cuts, and have started protesting. In thees protests, they have encountered with the police, and are now fighting mini wars against the police. The miners use tubes and place fireworks in them to be used as bazookas, they also use Molotov Cocktails and have made shields out of a metallic material that they have access to. Apart from fighting the police, they have been blocking off roads with trucks and other obstacles causing troublesome traffic, and blocking commerce.

Though this does affect other people in Spain, most Spanish people are in favor of these protests. As you can imagine, the government is taking away all the government funding for the security of these miners, and using that money for the rich peoples banks. How would you feel if the government cut all the spending for you and your families security? Some people do not know this, or try to ignore it, but in most countries, if you are from a working class family, you started working when you where 14, and the normal place to work if you are this young, and of a working class family, is in the factories, and mines. My grandfather started working in a steel factory when he was 14, it wasn’t until he married my grandmother that he started working in a small local shop.

Here is the video of the miners protesting:

Rage Against the Machine – Testify


This band makes many left inclining songs which you can find most of on YouTube if they haven’t already been marked as “inappropriate”. This song talks about the lack of choice in the elections of 2000 in the United States of America, for even though there were two choices, one republican and another democrat, it was the choice between evil and lesser evil, this guy will hit me 20 times and this guy will hit me 19, which am I going to choose? 19 of course, but I still get hit close to 20 times either way. Another thing which I took a laugh at during the video, at moment 2:06 it shows a lesbian couple kissing and then immediately after George W. Bush taken a back, as if he was watching it. So much for land of the free.

Make it a good day or not, the choice is yours.

Working Class Hero – Green Day


This is a song originally by John Lennon from “The Beatles” that “Green Day” modified to make their own version. It talks about the pain and suffering that the working class endures, and how even then the rich and powerful try to prevent an uprising by giving us cheap commodities, defending their power with religion and to keep on telling us that we can all be at the top, when in reality we are doomed in this system to stay at this dreadful state. I hope you like this video:

Here is the original song by John Lennon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU

Thank you, make it a good day or not, the choice is yours!

Red Flag – Billy Talent


This is a song that I find is related to leftism, tell me what you think about it.