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I love Epicurus!!yellow.gif Thank you Vigile!! What a nice way to start my day with my big mug of coffee!! kiss.gif

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I enjoyed the video immensely and I learned a thing or three also.  smile.png   Thanks for posting it, Vigile.

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Excellent!!

 

This is one of my favorite theories of his .....

 

''How then should we live? What is the good life?

 

Well, there are no absolute and eternal ‘shoulds’ in the Epicurean universe, because there is no divine providence, no cosmic law of justice. We have consciousness, free will and rationality, so we can choose what sort of life we want to lead and what values we want to hold. However, some choices will be better than others. The life-choices we make should fit with our nature: humans, like every other animal, naturally seeks pleasure and tries to avoid pain. As rational beings, we should try to pursue pleasure as rationally and intelligently as possible''.

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