According to Wikipedia.org,"Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. It is arguably a modern…Continue
Six months ago, I created the Facebook group "Epicurean Philosophy" as a replacement for an older group, intended for critical and intelligent discussion of the philosophy of Epicurus.This philosophy…Continue
For anyone interested, a new group on Neoepicurean Philosophy has been created on Facebook.Group description:"The term “Neoepicurean Philosophy” (or "Neoepicureanism"), as used on this group, refers…Continue
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The philosophy of Epicurus was a major influence on my way of thinking. From a naturalistic (non-supernatural) view of the universe, to the importance of evidence from the senses in acquiring knowledge (empiricism), the primacy of matter (materialism), to the importance of individual happiness as the primary goal of life (based, as I interpret it, in respect for one’s own dignity), together with the importance of friendship and…Continue
As I discussed with some people here, I have congenital heartblock. As such, I needed a heart pacemaker fitted at the age of 14. The battery life of those implants is limited, so I've needed a total of 4 pacemakers fitted so far. I am 32 now.
I will need a new implant fitted early in 2015 in addition to a lead replacement, involving removing a lead from my heart which was implanted in 1996, and adding a new lead into the heart. This latter procedure is not without risk and carries a…Continue
The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus can make you happier. This is a bold claim, but it is quite justified in my view. How, then, can an ancient Greek man who lived around 300 B.C.E. enhance your life today for the better? The American founding father Thomas Jefferson, among other famous figures, found it worked for him. Maybe it’ll work for you too.
I’ll give a brief overview of Epicurus’ amazing philosophy of happiness, in modern language, and hopefully show that it is every bit…Continue