Greetings all and thank you for creating this oasis of sanity.
I can't claim that I am a philosophy scholar and can't say that I am too keen on fully understing the intricacies of the ancient thought (e.g. whether atoms have random disturbances). Not because I am lazy. Just some answers are easier found in today's reality. Also, looking for hidden meanings in ancient scriptures does remind me a bit that "other" teaching. Having said this, I do prefer reading original texts to the extent possible in order to make up my own mind, so yes, I have read the few surviving letters, Lucretius and Cicero (incidentally, my instinctive dislike of what Cicero stood for drove me to Epicurus).
My goal here is to seek help in reconciling Epircurean thought, which is very close to my learnt experience, and the modern life, which is outside the window, there and unavoidable.
Is this the right forum?