- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
If we consider the issue theoretically, then there is nothing wrong.
In practice, this is almost impossible, unless you are the only son of the sheikh, who settled you in the Garden of Eden and saved you from all worries.�
The reality, alas, is that life, sooner or later, all of us begins to gradually hit in the face. And if there were pink glasses on the muzzle before that, the process of punching is perceived much more painful.
Nothing. To live a happy life is a dream of any person, which generations of philosophers, prophets and scientists are struggling to realize.
But you put an equal sign between “happy ” and”with pink glasses”. And in modern verbal culture, “rose-colored glasses” are an inadequate perception of reality, built on the assumption that everything will always turn out in your favor. This perception leads to frustration, mistakes, and stress-all of which are incompatible with happiness.
If we believe that happiness is the main value, then going to some cozy personal world for the sake of stingy multiplication and saving of this value will be a logical choice. But how easy will it be to follow this hedonistic path, far from harmonious interaction with the world and people? And is it only our own choice that determines how happy we feel?
Each person has certain knowledge about the world, emotionally colors this knowledge in his own way, whether they are accepted on faith as modern mythologies and religious dogmas or comprehended as a result of scientific research-everything determines the individual worldview. And this emotional attitude to personal knowledge, to everything that a person sees and remembers to the best of his abilities, will form a measure of personal happiness at one time or another. But the memories fade, the view of the world changes in the face of reality, and it becomes impossible to maintain the same way of thinking and feeling: at different periods of life, one will tend either to positive and happy, or to negative and unhappy (depending on the circumstances of one's own attitudes, the properties of the nervous system and the acquired experience). But no excessive extreme (too depressive worldview or too enthusiastic) will allow you to effectively interact with society, make correct and appropriate decisions, and simply understand the world and people. Putting on rose-colored glasses or, conversely, painting the world in gray tones, a person will be a victim of certain illusions, since reality in his eyes will be distorted by escapism of an optimistic or pessimistic sense. And if the victim is not the person himself, then other people around him may suffer. The whole of society can also be damaged by absorbing this or that contagious idea fed by these escapist illusions.
One wore pink glasses, the other black. What difference does it make if both are dead?
There is an old bearded joke: nurse, the patient sweated before his death? that's good!
So, from the point of view of impending death, it is absolutely all the same whether a person lived in rose-colored glasses, in black, without glasses at all. It doesn't matter if he found out he was wrong. It doesn't matter if he fell into the abyss or not. It doesn't even matter if there was one. What's the difference? In a moment it will be gone, and in another no one will remember it. You can say that he is no longer there, because in a few years he is already dead. So now tell me, which glasses were pink? There is no pink and black in the face of death, no lies and truth, because everything is equal in the face of death.
Things acquire any meaning only in the perspective of immortality. In the perspective of immortality, things can be divided into good and bad, and some criteria appear. If a person is mortal, it doesn't matter.
The direct answer to this question is self-deception.)
Well, actually, this is a question about hedonism, the answer to which everyone gives himself.
The philosopher Robert Nozick proposed to conduct a thought experiment: Imagine that you can connect your brain to a machine that can provide you with a feeling of unlimited pleasure for life. Would you agree to the suggestion of such an existence option?
Yes or No?
It is difficult to answer this question,you can imagine a more realistic situation with a love triangle,in which you meet a person, everything is very mutual, you are happy, but this person, in addition to you, is secretly dating someone else.
Would you like to know about it? (which will probably lead to pain,heartbreak, and possibly the trauma of a lifetime of betrayal) or would you like to be left in the dark about it? (and happily live a life of lies, seeing the situation as living with the person you love and who loves you)?
It is necessary to share an adequate, sometimes even hard-won optimism, or a deep, also hard-won religious faith and a life in rose-colored glasses. Life with rose-colored glasses means thinking that everything is good, when everything is really bad. It's like going to a difficult exam without preparing, and being sure that you will pass everything. Healthy optimism – when you go to the exam, before this thoroughly prepared. Pessimism is when you don't believe in success so much that you don't even go.
I agree with the previous respondent that living your life with rose-colored glasses is like walking on the edge of a precipice (without noticing or realizing it – an important clarification) and not falling into it. The problem is that life is too long to live it all “in rose-colored glasses” without facing the harsh reality. If this happens, then it is no longer rose-colored glasses, but a resilient optimism or faith, in general, what is called wisdom and enlightenment… Or madness. But the madmen are not allowed to fall into the abyss by the orderlies.
There is nothing wrong with living with rose-colored glasses, being wrong, but not knowing about it. The bottom line is that being sure that you are right about the world order does not bring happiness (in the long run). An illusion can provide some security, create a comfort zone, but this is not the same as happiness.
(Self-confidence and knowledge are different concepts, the former is subjective, the latter is objective).
Happiness is the fullness of life, meaningfulness, inner satisfaction with the conditions of one's existence.
Fullness of life directly depends on self-development, personal growth and self-realization (this makes us happy). To develop, we need to overcome obstacles, solve problems, and transform shortcomings into advantages. But how do we do this if we see the world as incomplete? We don't see the “bad” (mistakes, problems, being wrong), but the “bad” is something that can be made good and useful if you try hard. If you admit mistakes, you can improve further, look for new answers, and experience new things. It is through this path that we accumulate happiness.
To some extent, rose-colored glasses (like gray ones) make us passive, forcing us to believe that the world is already arranged as it should be, so there is no need to be active again. But passivity does not lead to a state of happiness.
A person with pink glasses may think that they are happy, but in reality they simply will never experience such a thing.
What's wrong with walking on the edge of a precipice all your life, but never falling into it?
This is an example of the survivor's mistake – you need to look not at those who had a successful outcome, but at those who realized their mistake when it was too late.