读书笔记

直面死亡

因为新年,我把之前看的好多书的笔记都整理一遍,这两天在回头重读,然后突然发现很多我相信的零零碎碎东西,比如早起、用椰子油烧菜、手机静音、想去俄罗斯看看。。等等等,其实都是有确切源头的。只不过,时至今日,我一点点成为今天的样子,却忘了它们都从何而来。

其中看到这一段,特别喜欢,说人之所以想要有所成就,是因为下意识想要让自己芳名永传,身死而精神不朽,然而:

Becker later came to a startling realization on his deathbed: that people’s immortality projects were actually the problem, not the solution; that rather than attempting to implement, often through lethal force, their conceptual self across the world, people should question their conceptual self and become more comfortable with the reality of their own death. Becker called this “the bitter antidote,” and struggled with reconciling it himself as he stared down his own demise. While death is bad, it is inevitable. Therefore, we should not avoid this realization, but rather come to terms with it as best we can. Because once we become comfortable with the fact of our own death—the root terror, the underlying anxiety motivating all of life’s frivolous ambitions—we can then choose our values more freely, unrestrained by the illogical quest for immortality, and freed from dangerous dogmatic views.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
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