Thoughts on: The Republic by Plato

Did you know that Plato was my rapper alias back in the day? I was 16 and had a gangsta rap group with some friends. Lol 🤙.In hindsight I find the alias quite suiting as Platon seems to have been the OG of political philosophy..This book is a Socratic dialogue where Socrates and his crewContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Republic by Plato”

Thoughts on: The Life of Greece by Will Durant

When I first posted my goal of making Ancient Greece the focus of my studies this year, I someone cautioned me that it might be too much to deal with in such a short time. It was only after getting a few hours into this book that I understood what she/he meant: it’s impossible toContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Life of Greece by Will Durant”

Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche

A Birth of Tragedy in 7 Steps: ▪️Nietzsche is 24 y/o when he become professor in philology. ▪️In 1872 he writes his first great book on dramatic theory; The Birth of Tragedy. ▪️He found an art form in the classic Athenian Tragedy that transcended the nihilism and horror of a meaningless world. ▪️What he foundContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche”

Practicing Stoicism: Voluntary Discomfort.

I’m back into stoicism again after rereading Seneca and after picking up the so far excellent book, ‘Stoicism and the Art of Happiness’. But this time around I’m not settling with only theory. I want to try some actual Stoic exercises, or more precisely; Voluntary Discomfort. Why would the Stoics voluntarily put themselves in uncomfortableContinue reading “Practicing Stoicism: Voluntary Discomfort.”

Thoughts On: ‘On the Shortness of life’ by Seneca

A brief essay on the the duration of life. And about why most people think it’s too short, when it’s actually long enough to if the time is used properly. ————————————- Seneca is a stoic philosopher (4. BC – 65 AD. I won’t go into into much detail about what a stoicism is, since thereContinue reading “Thoughts On: ‘On the Shortness of life’ by Seneca”