I was browsing the internet, and stumbled across an interesting video where Jean-Paul Sartre talks about Existential choice. To be precise the video talks about what makes you, YOU! It conveys the message that you create yourself through what you do, which, according to me, is great advice!
Soon after I saw the video, I had a question in my mind: “Who is Jean-Paul Sartre?”
Jean-Paul Sartre was a French Philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. (Yes, stolen from Wikipedia
.) I read about him, and he seems to be straight forward and cool. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it, saying that he always declined official honors and that “a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution”.
I also looked up to few of his quotes. They were witty as well as wise. Especially this one:
Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.
Another interesting one is:
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance
Everyday, I make it a habit that I learn something new. Today, I learned about Jean-Paul Sartre, and his words on existentialism and truth behind existential choice. The video and a few of his quotes made me want to know more about him, and his work on philosophy and existentialism. Will write more as I dig further into his works!