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War and Peace*

There is a child, name unknown,
Left weeping in a war zone,
Parted from his family
By violence seen only on TV,
Watched closely and worried for… 191 more words

Review of 'After Dark' by Haruki Murakami

I see darkness in this world.

Murakami’s sublime After Dark takes us on a surreal adventure against the backdrop of a 21st century city that epitomises the era of mass consumerism. 510 more words

Soft-Determinism in Stoicism

Throughout life, a sort of ongoing, conflicting relationship between two forces defines who we are. We are, at the same time as being individuals, capable of independent thought, movement and speech, also members of a family, a society and a biological species. 1,123 more words



It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel… sick?

For all of my fellow nihilists that have been keeping up with the news, scientists have just informed us that the carbon dioxide in the air has permanently passed that all important… 196 more words

Current Events And Confessions

Fulfilling assigned roles to live a "good life"

“Remember that you are an actor in a play, which is as the playwright wants it to be: short if he wants it short, long if he wants it long. 529 more words


Stoicism or a Meaningless Life?

Although Epictetus stoic outlook on life and perception allows for the individual to be less set up for disappointment, in the long-run it lacks a vital essence of hope that is integral to human nature. 688 more words


Epictetus is the man

People may think that Epictetus’ philosophy of life is too dismissive of the body and material things but I find it as a useful reminders in a contemporary culture often concerned with material acquisition and appearances. 399 more words