On dealing with Anxiety

Month: July 2017

On dealing with Anxiety

On dealing with Anxiety

The world is an incredibly complex place and can often be bewildering and frightening. Indeed it can be so complex and so chaotically wonderful that many of us can struggle to cope with all that is going on which can make us feel anxious, fearful, angry or depressed. The human organism has been programmed biologically over hundreds of thousands of years of evolution to look for things that might threaten its survival and avoid them if possible. The things that it can’t avoid, it must then control or seek to overcome, only then can the human organism relax, but what

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La Mettrie’s Machine Man

La Mettrie’s Machine Man

Just to clarify, We begin with Descartes’ dualistic Cartesian animal-machine idea (which was popular at the time) which viewed all animals, except humanity, as automatons, as complex machines without an immortal soul. The mind/soul of man was separate from his material body it was argued, man was thought to be a special snowflake whose essence transcended the mere sum of his parts. This idea bode well with the theological narrative and wasn’t repressed by censorship. La Mettrie admired this idea of Descartes, but disagreed with its formula being that only animals were without souls, he thought Descartes mistaken as he says:

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We’re bringing sexy back, or why Seneca knew there’d be days like this…

We’re bringing sexy back, or why Seneca knew there’d be days like this…

During a recent chat with my good friend Epicurus of Albion, we both agreed that it should be the mission of this website and our goal as human beings to bring stoicism back to its rightful place as a popular discipline of mind to help people everywhere retain their inner peace during challenging life circumstances. Stoicism is the ultimate life philosophy, it’s ancient, tried and tested and empowering. The average human being fears loss and pain, a fact that nobody tends to acknowledge in modern life despite the fact that it is pretty much guaranteed to come along at some

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What is the meaning of Life?

What is the meaning of Life?

Philosophers, scientists and thinkers have for thousands of years pondered the big questions of existence, the biggest one of all being ‘what is the point of life?’ More correctly, it’s often expressed as ‘does life have any purpose?’  ‘Is there any meaning to life?,’ and more commonly ‘why are we here?’ All of these commonly asked questions point at the same thing and that is the human need for validation of their existence. Absurdism We’d all naturally like to think that we have a reason for being, even if it isn’t revealed to us and we have to work it

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