Fearless

As a society, we generally admire people who exhibit traits of fearlessness, be they firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings, or soldiers with medals received for remaining strong in the face of conflict. To fear is to be weak, we seem to understand, yet is it truly a sign of weakness? Or is it something we should be consider more deeply, especially during this season of haunted houses, ghosts, and other frightening things? Continue reading Fearless

The Garden of Epicurus: Our Perennial Search for Happiness

Epicurus was a Hellenistic philosopher from the 3rd century B.C. who believed himself to have discovered the formula for true happiness. Although most of the three hundred books Epicurus wrote have long been lost, fragments of his writings still remain. From these few surviving words, we can attempt to understand his philosophy. While he may have lived more than two thousand years ago, his ideas could still be applicable in the world we live in today. Continue reading The Garden of Epicurus: Our Perennial Search for Happiness