February 14th, 2020

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What is currently called stoicism is rather closer to Epicureanism in its classic form, - i.e. the solid, pleasurable and blissful life of a wise man, a philosopher, but ultimately limited to this material realm. Epicurean pleasure is not a feast with booze and dancers, but rather moderate philosophical private retreat based on solid morals and contemplation, - for single reason that pursuit of extreme pleasures or extreme self-sacrifice disturbs and ultimately corrupts the soul, leading to anxiety and depression.
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