The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is quoted as saying, ” Intellect is the magnitude of Intensity, not a magnitude of extensity.”
I came across this quote in the book The 48 Laws of Power and began thinking about the role intellect plays in seduction. We may not be conscious of it, we are attempting to seduce people in our every day lives – whether in a job interview, trying to close a sale or convincing a child to eat their peas and carrots. It is in these instances we hone in the power of our intellect to understand that the best way to persuade, thus, coaxing our desired result.
The depth of our intellect is the conductor for all things carnal. if you reflect on your most satisfying and memorable carnal encounters, I’m willing to bet there was a true sense of connection that drove the passion. Our physical being is a merely a vessel, a mechanism for what the mind wants. The pleasure we derive is not from the act nor is it the physical beauty of the person we are with, rather it is the depth of the intensity we harvest. The longevity of that connection is an infinitesimal detail and should not be discriminated against.
If you are lucky, the intensity of those memories will open up a new part of you, even if only for a short while.
Music mood – “Beat Organ” – 16 Bit Lolitas
the philosopher in your pocket xo
P.S. I am reading Schopenhauer’s book, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxisms. It makes for great bedtime reading and of course, future posts.