“A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.”
Arthur Schopenhauer first thought of this phenomena when he was staggering out of the “Big Skunk”, a club in Gottingen which hosted DJs from around the globe in the 19th century.
After having 10 beers and 4 shots of Jägermeister Arthur thought to himself that he could choose any spirit between having beer, wine, whiskey, or Jägermeister etc… A man can do what he wants and simply ask the bartender for the spirit he wants to have; but he couldn’t want what he wanted since Olga rejected him after Arthur spent half an hour talking about the Anthropic principle while they were dancing to Dubstep. Arthur told her that the “Anthropic principle is a philosophical consideration that any data we collect about the universe is filtered by the fact that, in order for it to be observable in the first place, it must be compatible with the conscious and sapient life that observes it”.
Olga pointed out that his discourse was more boring than life itself. Arthur nonetheless got shitfaced drunk that night, after all a man can do what he wants… While Arthur laid drunk on the sidewalk that night he wrote in his notebook: Desiring, willing, and craving cause suffering or pain.
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