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Research Paper | Philosophy | Philippines | Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018


Sufferings as Motivation: Understanding the Life of Farmers in Sara, Iloilo

John Paul J. Petrola [7] | Jake A. Ledesma


Abstract: This study attempts to provide analysis of the Sanson Estate farmers experiences of suffering using Arthur Schopenhauers lens. This is premised on the idea that this piece of work, in any way, helps the readers understand the adversities of this peasant group. The researchers argue that the farmers, being the top food producers in the country have suffered from landlessness, poverty, food shortage, and illnesses due to manual labor. These forms of sufferings provide the motivation for the farmers to desire for something that will help them improve their lives. However, in their search for lifes happiness, the farmers have experienced pain, boredom, and despair. Using Arthur Schopenhauers pessimistic philosophy, the researchers showed that the life of Sanson Estate farmers is a life full of challenges, emptiness, disappointments, and frustrated plans. Yet, because of their positive outlook in life, the farmers are able to counter these lifes miseries and continue to work for the betterment of their lives and of their families.


Keywords: Sufferings, Schopenhauer, pain, boredom, despair, landlessness, poverty, food shortage, manual labor


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018,


Pages: 1218 - 1222


How to Cite this Article?

John Paul J. Petrola, Jake A. Ledesma, "Sufferings as Motivation: Understanding the Life of Farmers in Sara, Iloilo", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018, pp. 1218-1222, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART2019198

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