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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #630 on: August 17, 2016, 03:33:17 pm »
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Epicureanism is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, founded around 307 BC. Epicurus was an atomic materialist, following in the steps of Democritus. His materialism led him to a general attack on superstition and divine intervention.[/quote]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicureanism

Since most people, whether they have studied philosophy or not, believe that "pleasure is the greatest good", then espousing an Epicurean type world view should come naturally. But these modified Epicureans of today reject a very important part of the epicurean philosophy.

THAT IS, eschewing a modest life.

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Epicurus believed that what he called "pleasure" was the greatest good, but that the way to attain such pleasure was to live modestly, to gain knowledge of the workings of the world and to limit one's desires[/i][/b].
Cool... so since becoming a doomer, I've become a true Epicurean... my greatest joy in life is listening to my daughter's laughter.


Since I am a bit of a 'no spiritual gain without pain' fanatic, I can never embrace Epicureanism, but I applaud your modest life style.




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Epicureanism is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, founded around 307 BC. Epicurus was an atomic materialist, following in the steps of Democritus. His materialism led him to a general attack on superstition and divine intervention.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicureanism

Since most people, whether they have studied philosophy or not, believe that "pleasure is the greatest good", then espousing an Epicurean type world view should come naturally. But these modified Epicureans of today reject a very important part of the epicurean philosophy.

THAT IS, eschewing a modest life.
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Epicurus believed that what he called "pleasure" was the greatest good, but that the way to attain such pleasure was to live modestly, to gain knowledge of the workings of the world and to limit one's desires.
Cool... so since becoming a doomer, I've become a true Epicurean... my greatest joy in life is listening to my daughter's laughter.

Glad to know that there is a name for it.

One of the greatest keys to happiness (IMO) is knowing what is "enough." A daughter's laughter is MORE than enough. I'd suggest it is great wealth.




Thank you for your words of wisdom.

It is a dark time. All words of wisdom are welcome in a time of a great flowering of evil, such as this one, so massive that it threatens most of the material macroscopic biosphere's viability.

The above is a reasonable facsimile of the full moon view last night and tonight from my kitchen windows as I ponder the future of humanity. Will humans ever learn to respect, revere and protect God's creation or will they continue to invent ever more convoluted and self delusional excuses for the rejection of God mandated altruism?

Will the leaders of humanity continue to embrace the celebration of blatant, vulgar and sinful rampant and unrepentant egotism?


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e·go·tism
/ˈēɡəˌtizəm/

noun

noun:
egotism

the practice of talking and thinking about oneself excessively because of an undue sense of self-importance.

synonyms
: self-centeredness, egomania, egocentricity, self-interest, selfishness, self-seeking, self-serving, self-regard, self-love, narcissism, self-admiration, vanity, conceit, self-importance; boastfulness 

A remnant will do the right thing. Most probably will not. May God have mercy on all of us.


« Last Edit: August 17, 2016, 09:31:28 pm by AGelbert »
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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