Our Suffering Has Meaning

How Philosophy Helps Us Endure Life’s Difficulties

Steven Gambardella
Feb 29 · 7 min read

Redeeming Suffering

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Vincent van Gogh is the epitome of the suffering artist. Despite his mental anguish, he produced some of the most extraordinary works of art in the modern era. This exquisite painting was produced in the year Van Gogh shot himself. Among his last words were “La tristesse durera toujours” — “The sadness will go on forever”. Did van Gogh produce great art because of his suffering, or in spite of it? And are we irresponsible as a culture to glorify suffering for art? Painting: Almond Blossom, 1890. (Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia).

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The lessons of philosophy and history, their practical benefits for your life and work. Say hello: stevengambardella@gmail.com

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Lessons from philosophy, history and culture

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