Epicurus (/ˌɛpɪˈkjʊərəs/ or /ˌɛpɪˈkjɔːrəs/; Greek: Ἐπίκουρος, Epíkouros, "ally, comrade"; 341–270 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher as well as the founder of the school of philosophy called Epicureanism. Only a few fragments and letters of Epicurus's 300 written works remain. Much of what is known about Epicurean philosophy derives from later followers and commentators.For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia—peace and freedom from fear—and aponia—the absence of pain—and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends.
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  • Out With The Old, In With The New

    … on ETR I received via email a few days ago. I particularly liked "the science behind it" discussed in that post. It's a start. "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus I like the quote above. It really puts things in perspective. My…

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  • 3 Conversion Psychology Principles to Test on Your Landing Page

    … of pleasure: What will make prospects feel happy? Epicurus was one of the first pleasure psychologists. From his teaching, experimentation and deep thinking, Epicurus created a theory of happiness — a theory of human nature as a whole. And the bottom line is this: People make choices based on what will make them happy. The pursuit of happiness…

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  • Three Psychological Features Of A Landing Page That Make People Click

    … To Feel Some Pain Pain is one of the most powerful motivators in the universe. The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, renowned for his philosophy of pleasure, had some thoughts about pain as well. “The magnitude of pleasure reaches its limit in the removal of all pain. When such pleasure is present, so long as it is uninterrupted, there is no pain…

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