A logical fallacy given we will always be limited by our lack of knowledge? Or should the statement be seen in a logical vacuum where all illogical arguments have been removed? I would imagine the latter, the problem being we rarely work in logical vacuum conditions (read science). My philosophy teacher is sorely missed

  Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive Continue Reading

You keep on coming back to it “tomorrow is another day”. It’s what you attempt to imprint in your mind at 7 pm, at 8.30 pm and after 2 am when you wake up, confused about time and place. Tomorrow is another day. Just push through the pain. You are indebted to a number of Continue Reading

Someone told me once, “darling, looks at it like this….It’s just another opportunity for growth”. I have to say I pondered long and hard and like the Greeks using mantras to help them along the path to enlightenment, I started to ponder on this whenever life took a rough turn. Opportunity for growth, opportunity for Continue Reading

You want to know why I became a stoic? This ancient Hellenistic philosophy that later became the philosophy of Emperors until eventually Christianity stamped out most of it. I often wondered how come such a hard philosophy arose in the times it did. My only conclusion can be the numerous wars, famines and deceases the Continue Reading

“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” ~ Seneca ~~~ It is undoubtedly time to continue with the next great philosopher, Seneca of course. Although my anger has dissipated greatly it flared up for a brief moment yesterday. On that note, I must take another look at that post I wrote earlier Continue Reading

As a result of my quest for peace – and here I’m talking about constant, inner peace – an even mind so to speak, or equanimity, I have made quite some changes to my life. I have described them here before but I shall repeat for those who are perhaps reading this blog for the Continue Reading

I continued with the teachings of Epictetus and then Diogenes the Cynic – the latter providing me with numerous moments of laughter. Whilst listening to various podcasts attempting to gain some self-knowledge through the wisdom of others, I also experimented on that pizza. Now philosophy and pizza may seem like an ill-fitting combination (unless you Continue Reading