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Ninth Taoist Contemplation: Control of Desires

 Nothing is enough to someone for whom what is enough is little. The thankless nature of the soul makes the creature endlessly greedy for variations in its lifestyle. Vatican Sayings 68-69 Goods that are difficult to acquire make one cause damage. – … Continue reading

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New Philodemus series at Society of Epicurus

The following are the first two in a series of reasonings based on the writings of 1st Century Epicurean philosopher Philodemus of Gadara, who taught philosophy in Rome and whose scrolls were kept in the Herculaneum and, in the year … Continue reading

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How I Plan for Cyclical Early Semi-Retirement Using the 20 Percent Rule

The recent economic crisis, the thousands of layoffs and the prevalence of part time work have not only increased the number of early retirees, but have also made the idea of early retirement or semi-retirement attractive for many. In particularly, … Continue reading

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