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An old 18th-century white man smoking a pipe, with a long white beard and a walking stick, sowls his face at society and lives secluded with nothing but his pen and paper.

When we think of philosophers, our minds tend to drift towards the influential 18th and 19th-century thinkers, who…

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Our friends are some of the most important people in our lives. Especially those we grow up with. We move through life together, we create memories that will last lifetimes, and most of all we are there for each other during the hardships that life hurls at us.

I think…

“No plague has cost the human race more.” — Seneca

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In Seneca’s letter to Novius, he discusses the story of the Greek hero Ajax. Ajax was a warrior in the Trojan War. Ajax and another hero named Odysseus both felt that their valiant actions in the war should be rewarded.

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Ancient Chinese philosophy is currently one of the most popular courses at Harvard, with hundreds of students being enrolled in the course. I think I know why…

We have always studied Western philosophy, after all the majority of you reading this are in the West. But Eastern philosophy tugs at…

“Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions.”― Sigmund Freud

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In Ancient Rome, oratory was sometimes considered the most important of all arts. A fierce way for men and boys to develop themselves was through public speaking.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, largely considered to be the…

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Ever wondered why a gambler who is down millions of dollars carries on gambling despite his tragic losses? It’s because they operate on the following fascinating axiom:

“You always give up one step before the jackpot reveals itself.”

Personally, I would call such a frame of mind a psychotic obsession…

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