"weightier than four volumes of Schopenhauer"
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the first people to state that the universe is not a rational place. Inspired by Plato and others, he developed an ascetic outlook, arguing that in a world filled with endless strife people ought to minimize natural desires for the sake of achieving a more peaceful frame of mind.