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Do We NEED Pain? Is Suffering Essential for Understanding?

‘Gain a child, lose a tooth’ After childbirth, obviously, and a few bad stints of food poisoning in Thailand… and Mexico… and northern Brazil, it was definitely the next most painful experience in my life. The old wives tale (which has subsequently been proved true – and part of my theory on why Aristotle thought

Stoicism: A Life In Accordance With Nature

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “That which exercises reason is more excellent than that which does not exercise reason; there is nothing more excellent than the universe, therefore the universe exercises reason.” ~ Zeno of Citium Stoicism departs rather dramatically from the previous schools of thought we’ve been covering. With an emphasis

How should you lead your life? A look at ethical Philosophy that you can ACTUALLY Use…

It is human nature to wonder how best to live our lives. No doubt you have lost sleep over this notion, perhaps staring at the ceiling contemplating the very nature of your existence and what is the proper way to live. How do we know what constitutes a good or bad life? Most people would

Zeno of Citium (332-265 BCE)

Branch: Ethics Approach: Stoicism “Happiness is a good flow of life” Zeno of Citium was born around 332 BCE, some 10 years after the death of Aristotle. A quiet man who had no desire for dramatic lectures or elaborate festivities, he would become known as the father of Stoicism and lay the foundations for later stoics, including the