Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pondering about self-destructive behavior

BEIJING - The list of people with a death-wish is long - James Dean, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Leslie Cheung, Marilyn Monroe, Yukio Mishima, or the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Balzac, too, cared little about his health. He brutally beat his fat, ugly body with 45 cups of coffee a night to stay awake and write as much as he could. By then, he wasn't able to function properly in society either. Vincent van Gogh was too tired of living, and so was Friedrich Nietzsche, the great nihilist, whose madness became legendary...

Read at Big Think People with a death-wish

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