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Achieving Your Goals: Advice from the Ancients

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “If a thing is humanly possible, consider it within your reach” –Marcus Aurelius In early April around 4,000 years ago, the Babylonians held civilization’s first-recorded New Year celebration. To the ancient Babylonians, New Year’s resolutions and traditions were extrinsically motivated. During the 12-day new year festival, new

What Makes a Good Friend?

It’s that time of year again… the holiday season is upon us and we get the opportunity to really think of our friends and family. Historically it’s a time to come together, to reinforce those bonds with gifts and toasts and sometimes too much wine. And, if we are lucky, we actually like those people

Aristotle and the chatbot

Written by Justin Osborne, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Whenever you surf the Internet, you‘re likely to bump into chatbots powered by artificial intelligence (AI). They serve all sorts of purposes: to provide website guidance, pinpoint products, answer your questions, and much more. Chatbots are reportedly capable of answering 80% of standard questions. Research shows that

Do we NEED to hear Opinions we don’t like?

I’m going to start off today’s mailbag with a Dare. Whatever side of the political spectrum you happen to find yourself…next time you are watching the News, I dare you to watch your opposing side’s channel for at least 5 minutes. If you get your current events from CNN or MSNBC, for example, switch on

Is Aristotle Relevant to Democracy?

It’s time to take a philosophical deep dive… We all know Aristotle is one of the great pillars of ancient philosophy… we also know that’s he’s not particularly easy to read. Nonetheless, his Politics stands as one the seminal works on the topic… but two and half thousands years later, we have to ask: Is

Do We Need Human Rights?

I hate to say it’s all relative – but it seems to be the case when it comes to COVID. You see, depending on where you live, your experience of this pandemic has been completely different… from the government response… to your ability to move about… to the scale and fear of the daily numbers.