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Epictetus part 23: Being a Philosopher

This article is part of the weekly Epictetus series. New articles will be published every Monday.

In the previous article, we have seen that a true philosopher is persisent in his chase of a good life. 199 more words

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Demolishing the things that terrify us: Bravery, Seneca-style

The U.S. presidential election results have affected many people at the core of their being. One one side, elation and vindication; on the other side (I am in this camp), anger and a feeling approaching despair. 628 more words

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Learn the Meaning of What You Say

Hello, dear readers and happy Monday! I know I know, Mondays aren’t happy. Mondays are for being tired, and grouchy, and remembering all the things you don’t like about your life. 987 more words

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Epictetus part 22: Prepare to be ridiculed

This article is part of the weekly Epictetus series. New articles will be published every Monday.

Epictetus warned us that the pursuit of philosophy as a way to get happy and flourish is not easy. 283 more words

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Epictetus part 21: Negative visualization

This article is part of the weekly Epictetus series. New articles will be published every Monday.

In the twenty-first paragraph of the Enchiridion, Epictetus teaches us a valuable technique to improve our happiness and moral character: 313 more words

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Quotes & Commentary #12: James Joyce

History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.

—James Joyce, Ulysses

I can’t imagine a more appropriate quote for today, the day I learned that Donald Trump had been elected president.

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