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What's the best book for someone who's idealistic about life to the point of ruin? Someone who is constantly searching for better than what he has.
inb4 bible
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hegel tbqh
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>>7614582
to what end?to destroy the idealism or to feed it? for now I will say childhood's end (works for both)
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The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy
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>>7616226
so you think leo was bashing moscow society and telling them "to be as noble as the cossacks"? I read the story as a one about the grass not being greener on the other side and everyone having their own shitiness.
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>>7616221
To facilitate growth. My always want more mentality makes me unable to enjoy anything as it comes to me. I just want to relax.
A Sci-Fi novel will take care of this?
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Don Quixote, my friend.
Also I know this is /lit/, but you might consider picking up the best-selling manga One Piece, which glorifies idealism and romance.
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Are we talking about Idealism the philosophical current or the regular layman meaning?
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>>7617086
Why would anyone want to destroy philosophical idealism?
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>>7614582

Those two things don't really correspond to each other; 'constantly searching for better than what he has' isn't idealism, isn't contentment, but is basically the opposite. Anyway, the real target here is the latter statement, and the relevant wisdom literature, if you refuse the Bible, is pic related.
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>>7616248
No I agree with you.
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>>7617086
>idealistic about life to the point of ruin? Someone who is constantly searching for better than what he has.
Why are you on /lit/ when you have zero reading comprehension?
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>>7617109
If you think idealism is "contentment", then you do not understand idealism. Idealism drives to action, senseless and irrational action at that, but action nonetheless.
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>>7614582
see >>7617065
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>>7617531
see >>7617075 rather
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>>7617321
left wingers = idealism (unrealism, muh feels, fiction)
right wing = REALISM (what is actual, facts, rationality)
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There ar 2 spanish speaking philosphers who talk about the idealist asu describe and not the ideologit as they call the idealistic philosophy current''Since one came from ideas and the other from ideals.
The books u can read ar El hombre mediocre, and also the revolt of masses from Ingenieros and the other from Ortega y gasset.
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>>7614582
The Great Gatsby is kind of what you're looking for

It's pretty popular and you've probably read it in school, but it's still a patrician book
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