Epicurean “ataraxia” and the stoic “apatheia” (how things should be) vs. Thomas Hobbes and his realistic perspective (how things are): “There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.” The […]

“Solitude is our innate spiritual condition, it is natural and true. In time we forget about it, as we grow up it becomes increasingly distant. Sometimes we find it again, but now we are afraid of it – we have become estranged. Now we run away, although we should look for it, as only in […]