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This is what ancient Greece can teach us about the trials and tribulations of modern life

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Epicureanism vs. Stoicism

Epicureanism is the philosophy that is based from the teachings of Greek philosopher Epicurus. It denotes that pleasure is the only good there is in life. Alongside it, it mentions that the absence of pain and that living a simple life are the greatest pleasures ...

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According to Epicureanism, life should be lived rationally through removing the illusion that is making us unhappy. Fantasies and over-romanticizing of events eventually lead to disappointment.

Meanwhile, stoicism reminds us that we must find tranquility in our vir...

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The Stoics and the Epicureans understand that some good things are better than others.

As a consequence, you inevitably run into options, and the need to forgo one good to secure or benefit another. If you make those decisions carefully, you're going to be happier. However, the Stoics beli...

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Epicurus felt that politics is an area accompanied by anger and frustration. Despite Epicurus feeling that way about politics he believed that education should be made available to everyone - from women to slaves.

The Stoics believe that one should be heavily involved in politics as much a...

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