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The General Good and Common Welfare

The general good and the common welfare is as natural for any collective group as is the pursuit of our own happiness is for each and every individual. As individuals, our natural inclinations are to avoid discomfort by seeking pleasure … Continue reading

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On Comfort and Contentment

Is there any concept more natural for a living being that to instinctively seek one’s own comfort? Was not each of us born instinctively seeking our own comfort? Does not a newborn cry when hungry?   Does not a newborn cry … Continue reading

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On behalf of “The International Society of Friends of Epicurus”

I wish to offer this brief Post to introduce “The International Society of Friends of Epicurus” (http://societyofepicurus.com/).  Having just added this site to my blogroll, I would add some comments. Whereas I am somewhat of a newcomer to Epicureanism, the … Continue reading

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Natural Anxieties and Undue Fears

Anxiety is a disruption of the stable environment of our natural state of being known as peace of mind. There are two classifications of anxieties.  There are NATURAL ANXIETIES and there are UNNECESSARY ANXIETIES. Natural Anxieties are rare, yet oftentimes … Continue reading

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Born Epicurean

Recently, I was asked how long I have been an Epicurean.  Upon reflection it occurred to me that within the context of the query, the question would be more accurately phrased,  “When did I STOP being an Epicurean?”.  For the … Continue reading

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