I would like mention the famous saying of the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal: All people's misfortune stems from the fact that they can't stay quietly in a room. How can we deal with the boredom of isolation?
From a philosophical point of view, it was not only Blaise Pascal, but also Martin Heidegger, who was very eager that people should find their true nature. Instead of worrying about what to get, one has to worry about one's own existence.
In NDPR, Adam Knowles reviews Gregory Fried's Confronting Heidegger: A Critical Dialogue on Politics and Philosophy.
The reader would be naïve to think that Fried's book solves anything, especially regarding the complex questions for which Heidegger often serves as a placeholder. But what does success in philosophy even mean? There is a venerable tradition going back to Plato which states that progress in philosophy may not mean answering questions, but instead clarifying why they cannot be answered.
The 20th-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger was interested in transcending what is known as the “subject-object distinction” in philosophy—rejecting the dichotomy between mind and world (or between mind and body) by analyzing the ways in which we humans (“Dasein” as he called human beings—”being there” in German) are immersed in the world in meaningful ways instead of merely looking at the external world as passive observers with a disembodied or abstract consciousness. When you are immersed in something, the relevant parts of the physical world are intertwined with your very being, with both your consciousness and your physical body, such that the physical world can seem to be an extension of your very being.
in the sylvan environs of what Heidegger called his ‘work world’, the artist’s avatar relaxes in a garden chair (Todtnauberg (Heidegger’s View), 2019) or passes through the walls of the cabin like a ghost, before nonchalantly folding up his scarf (Todtnauberg (Heidegger’s Hut), 2019). As in the Lumière brothers’ 1895 short film Train Pulling into a Station, something happens in each of Kambalu’s films, but that something is not a story. Perhaps it is simply presence, being in time.
In Forbes, Tennis (the band) explain their lyrics.
“Patrick and I are always already interested in that thematically,” Moore explains about mortality. “One of our favorite philosophers is [Martin] Heidegger. I really like the way that Heidegger framed the perspective of understanding your life through the lens of mortality and how that recasts all your choices in your actions and even adds a lot of value to your life.”