Happy 20th: Nothing Comes From Nothing!

Epicurus taught us that nothing comes from nothing. That said, if you truly value those who contribute something rather than nothing, then perhaps, value them as something rather than for nothing. For those interested in reading more about Epicurean Philosophy, Principles and Property Management please read the article On Philodemus’ Art of Property Management found on …

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Comment-in-Brief: a more sensible and humane position

I find myself in a position which, at first impression, readers may sense as difficult and strained or rather, undecided. However, reflecting on the teachings of Epicurus and wisdom of others, as you’ll see, sensibility flows as naturally as a stream. Being a member of the Green Party, I was happy to bask in their …

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Comment-in-Brief: Mother’s Day

Mature Subject Matter: Reader Discretion Is Advised. Growing up, I’d tried to believe that I, too, was wanted by my parents. However, the realities of substance-use, abuse, neglect and abandonment made it clear that my existence was merely the unintended consequence of their actions. The only reason I’m here is because they didn’t have an …

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Comment-in-Brief: Compelled Speech? Try Compelled Humanity!

Consider the controversial bill C-16; formally known as An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. This bill sought to provide greater protections for at-risk individuals against systemic or societal discrimination on the grounds of their gender expression or gender identity. However, the bill was publicly divisive and cause for …

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Publicly-Funded Superstition

Recently, public activities came to my attention which, given the source, I found both surprising and startling. The publicly-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) – a crown corporation which serves the public as the national broadcaster – is also a platform for superstition; disguised as astrology. By publishing weekly horoscopes, the CBC – worse than its …

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A very short introduction on the 20th

Hi, I’m Oscar. I’ve recently connected with this blog’s founder, Robert Hanrott, and accepted his invitation to be a regular contributor on Epicurus Today. My goal here is to produce weekly content that is both digestible (i.e., brief) and thought-provoking. That said, I also aim to contribute more lengthy – in-depth – essays on a …

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