Month: July 2018

Let’s Talk Philosophy: Epicurus

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Epicurus / Philosophy / Uncategorized

Epicurus was a Greek philosopher born in February 341 BC. A great deal of what he wrote has not survived. His philosophy was to acquire a happy and tranquil life, free from worry and absence of pain. His School, named The Garden has the distinction of being the first philosophical Greek school to admit women. The basis of his beliefs can be summed as: Don’t fear god Don’t worry about death What is good is […]

Socrates Continued

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Philosophy / Socrates / Uncategorized

As part of our group last week we looked at some of Socrates quotes and discussed what we thought they meant. I had no difficulty with the above quote. It immediately brought to mind relationships in crisis.The sense of devastation if you have been rejected and deprived of the object of your desire. Someone suggested that love and hate are two sides of the one coin and how easy it can be to flip from […]

Let’s Talk Philosophy …

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Philosophy / Socrates / Uncategorized

Last Wednesday I held two classes (morning and afternoon) where we are studying six philosophers and guided by a book called Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton (published by Penguin). It was Socrates turn. We talked about the importance of being aware of what is happening in our lives and the world around us. We could really relate to the idea of getting in a rut and working, eating and sleeping as is so […]

Where to from here?

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blogging burnout / Uncategorized

I am not sure how long I have been blogging but it goes back a few years. I am at a turning point with it and not sure which way to turn. I still enjoy being part of the blogging ‘family’ but feel like I would like to tear mine up and start afresh. When I first started my blog I used to wear my heart on my sleeve and share my deepest thoughts. Even […]