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An Epicurean Understanding of Valentine's Day: Love, Romance, and Free-willAs far as kids go. It’s definitely a personal choice that has to be right for the person. I’ve met many who don’t have kids either by choice or by nature and they are perfectly happy in their lives. I’ve met plenty of happy people with kids, but also unhappy people. For me, having my daughters has been a paradigm shifting life changer. My happiness and pleasure is now tied to them. When I was single and without children, I would pursue my individual pleasure particularly in the “dating” world ab…
An Epicurean Understanding of Valentine's Day: Love, Romance, and Free-willFrom my personal perspective…and this is just me, the animal brain speaking, my entire “romance” life has been dictated by chemical impulses. When I was 23 I wasn’t thinking that any one of these “pursuits” would end up in a family, in fact I had no ambition or drive for that. Nor was there any pressure from my family etc. I was purely following instinctual urges…often without prudence, I don’t think nature cares too much about whether we are prudent, but rather holds up the carrot to get the jo…