Epicurus

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.
Posts about Epicurus
  • Out With The Old, In With The New

    … crying uncontrollably. The second because I just could not go on. I was somewhere on Black Mountain in North Carolina. I got a room there, where no one knew me, where no one would judge me, where there was nothing of my own to have to face... and I curled up in a ball and slept for a few hours. It was after that last break that the thoughts…

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  • 3 Conversion Psychology Principles to Test on Your Landing Page

    … prospects, why swim upstream? Go with the flow and tell them what they want to hear. Show prospects how much they’ll save by purchasing your product. Frugal people are driven by loss aversion. For penny-pinchers, the motivation not to lose something is greater than the desire to gain something; they want to see dollars saved. Similarly, you can…

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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…

    Neil Patel/ Marketing Land- 14 readers -
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