22-03-2012 | 12.36
‘The worst has yet to come’ is a slogan often encountered when visiting a Les Enfants Terribles party. A sentence, borrowed actually, from the works of Arthur Schopenhauer. A German philosopher known for his incredible pessimism. According to Schopenhauer true happiness is the absence of pain and the complete satisfaction of desire. Therefor happiness, if achieved at all, is only a temporary state of mind. Desires, when fulfilled, lead to new desires and when we run out of them, there is only boredom left. Good old Arthur told you; ‘Don’t cheer up, the worst is yet to come’. He then followed suit by writing a guide on how to attain a bearable life with the brief moments of happiness that are sought after by so many.
Even though Schopenhauer was right in claiming one never maintains a state of true happiness, we believe he drew a wrong conclusion. Instead, accept that no one will ever find the holy grail of everlasting happiness and find joy in everything you do, even within the most dreadful of situations. After all, a bearable life is boring. ‘Fuck it, the worst has yet to come’.
So, I guess what we’re saying is, party like there is no tomorrow, all day and every day. Why? Well, because in the end it all boils down to one simple collective hedonistic truth. You should enjoy life, together: it might not be perfect, but it’s all you got. So make sure to enjoy the pleasures if things are not going that well. Live it to the fullest extent.
Let Les Enfants Terribles mix this with top notch quality music and you have the perfect recipe to do just so. On Easter Sunday exactly this is possible, in Trouw. Come and enjoy life with us. Because the worst has yet to come!
By: Daan Akse