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Self-Scrutiny Applied with Kindness: Epictetus Wisdom on Happiness and How Philosophy Helps Us Answer the Soul’s Cry | Brain Pickings

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Philosophy calls us when we’ve reached the end of our rope. The insistent feeling that something is not right with our lives and the longing to be restored to our better selves will not go away. Our fears of death and being alone, our confusion about love and sex, and our sense of impotence in the face of our anger and outsized ambitions bring us to ask our first sincere philosophical questions.

The first philosophical question: WHY?

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