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  • Oscar

    Liked elli’s post in the thread Happy Belated 20th.
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    I am sad to hear that and this is a very serious issue on how Epicurean Philosophy will be helpful to this situation that concerns young people:(. Imo Epicuru's epistle to Meneoceus should become known to the most of the young people, since as we know…
  • Cassius

    Liked elli’s post in the thread Happy Belated 20th.
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    I am sad to hear that and this is a very serious issue on how Epicurean Philosophy will be helpful to this situation that concerns young people:(. Imo Epicuru's epistle to Meneoceus should become known to the most of the young people, since as we know…
  • elli

    Liked Oscar’s post in the thread Happy Belated 20th.
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    Hi everyone,

    Over the weekend I was preparing an article for the 20th which also falls on the Spring Equinox. The day is my favourite 20th of all because it marks the turning of the season to spring. Unfortunately, my university is experiencing an…
  • Cassius

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    Thanks for the kind words Michele -

    That's a very important point and my view is just what Elayne said above. I think what you are getting out is that we all recoil at the realization that not everyone is capable of reaching the same level of…
  • elli

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    Wow, Oscar that is very sad. Thanks for posting about this and posting your editorial. This ought to be a subject that Epicurus would have a lot to offer on.
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    I think that is entirely correct, as far as it goes. But I think there is danger in overgeneralization. Yes we can be happy with little, but can we not also be happy with a little more, and a little more, so long as those…
  • elli

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    I am sad to hear that and this is a very serious issue on how Epicurean Philosophy will be helpful to this situation that concerns young people:(. Imo Epicuru's epistle to Meneoceus should become known to the most of the young people, since as we know…
  • Cassius

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    I am fresh out of sublime poetic imagery, so today's offering is "Filling the Gas Tank of Life."

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  • Godfrey

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    I am not sure that this is exactly your point, but here is what I see your observation meaning:

    It is human nature that we take interest in something for a while, but as we become familiar with it we lose interest in it and…
  • Godfrey

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    I have a three year old boy, when I give him a toy he is happy. My wife and I like to see him happy, so we give him lots of toys. The result: the toys pile up and shortly afterwards they no longer give him any pleasure.

    Here is a simple example of why…
  • michelepinto

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    Cassius, I definitively love you!

    I have a questions. Since not all the people are the same in their relationship with pleasure, may be Epicurus teaching are good for some kind of people and are not good for a different kind of people?
  • Oscar

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    Wow, Oscar that is very sad. Thanks for posting about this and posting your editorial. This ought to be a subject that Epicurus would have a lot to offer on.
  • Cassius

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    (Quote from michelepinto)

    I think that is entirely correct, as far as it goes. But I think there is danger in overgeneralization. Yes we can be happy with little, but can we not also be happy with a little more, and a little more, so long as those…
  • michelepinto

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    First of all: I have always wanted to make these speeches, to bring the philosophy of Epicurus into practice. I'm happy to be here!
    Second: unfortunately the language gap is felt and even with Google's help I don't always understand everything.

    Then my…
  • Cassius

    Replied to the thread Happy Belated 20th.
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    (Quote from Oscar)

    Wow, Oscar that is very sad. Thanks for posting about this and posting your editorial. This ought to be a subject that Epicurus would have a lot to offer on.
  • Oscar

    Posted the thread Happy Belated 20th.
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    Hi everyone,

    Over the weekend I was preparing an article for the 20th which also falls on the Spring Equinox. The day is my favourite 20th of all because it marks the turning of the season to spring. Unfortunately, my university is experiencing an…
  • Cassius

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    I don't know who put up this video, but it struck me that someone else appreciated that "Feelings" go along with the intensity that is part of the ancient Greek character that Epicurus would have shared in (not sure what language the music is in - there…
  • Cassius

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    Comments from another source but relevant to this discussion:

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    I continue to have a hard time grasping this whole issue of pleasure.It has been drummed into my head for too many years that pleasures are fleeting, unreliable. We are to instead…