Jeremy Bentham The origins of utilitarianism can be traced back as far as Epicurusbut, as a school of thought, it is credited to Jeremy Bentham who found that "nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure", then, from that moral insight, deriving the Rule of Utility:
I rode in the back of the taxi, weaving through the empty city streets, the lights reflected in the wet pavement and the walls of the Berliner Dom. I made a promise to myself back then that I would come back and live here, a promise I made good on that following summer.
That was over five years ago, and seeing the Festival of Lights again this year was so symbolic, as though it had come full circle, because my on-again, off-again love affair with Berlin is coming to an end.
Why did I move here in the first place? I think it is incredible that Germany offers this visa and I have so much respect for the culture and the country as a whole. When I first came to Berlin, I fell in love with the alternative vibe. You can be whoever you want here and the beauty of it is, nobody cares!
It feels a bit like Brooklyn meets Oakland to me, and I love how progressive it is. I also love that there are so many artists here, and that their work is visible on city walls and re-purposed urban spaces all over the city.
Where else can you skateboard down an old airport tarmacclimb up into old spy domes that are now covered in artand go to a nightclub on a Wednesday afternoon and stay there all the way until Monday morning?
All of these things blew my mind when I first moved here. I was also a huge fan of the price tag. I felt cool living here, I saved a lot of money living here, and I loved the nightlife.
So why would I choose to leave such a good thing? I thought it was what I wanted more than anything else. The city is also a transient one, and most of the friends I had here have moved away or it turned out that we were only party friends.
There is not much anchoring me here anymore.
I was going out with friends all the time, but my lifestyle has changed dramatically and I barely party at all anymore. The chances of me being awake past When I travel, I avoid cities.
I spend almost all of my time in rural areas, close to the beach, up in the mountains, or deep in a desert. I spent most of my life close to an ocean, and I miss it terribly.
I miss seeing the horizon. The next place I live needs to have more accessible nature. Berlin is too gritty for me When I first moved to Berlin one of the things I liked about it was the grittiness. I never know what I might be walking into. It took me 5 years to have these run-ins and by and large Berlin is a safe city, much safer than cities in the US.
I like the version of me who travels better All smiles in New Orleans, after getting cheered on by a stranger I started to notice something about myself particularly when in southern Africa, Canadaand much of the US — I am a better version of me there.
While I wish I was always smiling and approachable, my surroundings bring it out of me more. I really like smiling at people on the sidewalk, having random conversations with complete strangers, and being outwardly friendly to everyone.
It just feels better to me and it is something that I want more of from the people in the next place I live. When I first left California, I just wanted to see the world and experience something new.Many other Python sketches and songs are also existential in nature, questioning the importance we place on life ("Always Look on the Bright Side of Life") and other meaning-of-life related questioning.
In fact, my issue was more lopsided in the other direction. I think I’ve had more “life experience” than most people. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop. One day you are going to die. That’s not meant to be some inspirational meme or some fucking pep talk. It’s just plain and simple.
You may die soon. World Life Experience, Lisboa. K likes. Travel, Discover and Share with the world World Life Experience will take 12 people around the world for one. Jun 29, · It was really requested for me to film a video explaining why I left my sorority.
You guys wanted me to talk about my greek life experience which ultimately. You can experience the satisfaction of doing something difficult.
18 Responses to “50 Reasons Why Your Life Matters” Follow along with the Meaningful Life Center’s NEW daily audio series by Rabbi Simon Jacobson: 60 Day Journey Read more >. The key to happiness is spending our time & money experiencing life. MasterCard had it right.
It’s the priceless experiences in life that makes us happy at the end of day. Experience defines us. Back in December, I went on a .