Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The allure of 'Happiness' as a destination



view from The Remarkables, New Zealand (c) Dawn Meredith
There is only one way to happiness 
and that is to cease worrying about things 
which are beyond the power of our will.
 - Epictetus AD 55 – AD 135
 
Epictetus was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, (modern Turkey). He studied philosophy and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. (source - wikipedia)

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