Reader View · 4 min read · 2021-01-06 · What ideas come to mind when you hear the word “Epicurean”? Probably: wine snob, gourmet cooking, foppish, superficial, idle, frivolous, decadent, selfish and, of course, pleasure-seeking. Pleasure –… · Shared by 210, including Helen De Cruz, 𝐦𝐫𝐯𝐧 , Ceferino Díaz, Memen Isimo, Fabrizio Bianchi, Carissa Véliz, Anita Leirfall
Reader View · 4 min read · Mar 11th · A curated reading list of the most essential books of and about Stoic philosophy, including the writings of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. · Shared by 202
You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Reader View · 4 min read · From 2020 · The Meditations, by a Roman emperor who died in a plague named after him, has much to say about how to face fear, pain, anxiety and loss · Shared by 489, including Jonathan Haidt, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Carly, milan-fostier, Gregor B. Rosenauer, Uyên Đỗ, Merely Human, Fabrizio Bianchi, ExApologist, Ceferino Díaz, Massimo Pigliucci, Theodora (Theo) Lau - 劉䂀曼 🌻
it’s easy to see how fear can do us more harm than the things of which we’re afraid because it can impinge on our physical health and quality of life
Reader View · 10 min read · 2021-12-21 · You might think of it as a philosophy for turning away from the world, but ancient Stoics took a stand against tyranny · Shared by 330, including Massimo Pigliucci, Marylin Delgado (@firstname.lastname@example.org), 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Nigel Warburton 🇺🇦 #FreeUkraine, Dr Skye Cleary, Anita Leirfall
modern critics of Stoicism claim that the philosophy is self-involved and lacks resources to meaningfully engage at the political level
Reader View · From 2017 · View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-philosophy-of-stoicism-massimo-pigliucci What is the best life we can live? How can we cope with whatever the... · Shared by 106, including Prof. Arun Kumar वाघचौरे, Fabrizio Bianchi, Massimo Pigliucci, Ceferino Díaz, Howard Getson, Matti Heubner
Reader View · 5 min read · 2021-07-17 · When Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata travels, he brings water with him from Japan. He says this is the only way to make truly authentic dashi, the ... · Shared by 271, including Caterina Fake, Thomas Power, Jane, Eric W. Dolan
Taking something out of its geographic or cultural context often changes the thing itself.
Reader View · 8 min read · 2021-03-18 · Stoicism is a philosophical school born in Ancient Greece and later dominant in Ancient Rome which continues to have urgent things to teach us about calm, resilience and emotional stability. Arguably… · Shared by 235, including Gabriele, Fabrizio Bianchi, Kamil Ali Kamil, Anita Hill
On acquiring a new house, lover or goblet, we must accept – from the very first date or the signature of contract – that, despite appearances, we are renting, not buying. And the owner is temperamental.