PLAINLY THERE’S A WORD FOR FIGURING OUT LIFE…

December 29th, 2017

The Greeks had a word for everything. My new word from reading Massimo Picliucci’s How To Be A Stoic is eudaemonia: well-being or happiness. Happiness ought not to be confused with fun. Eudaemonia is about purpose and direction. Picliucci dives much deeper here, but for now let’s begin with this:

Eudaemonic: having the objective of figuring out the best way to live a human life. p. 19

From How To Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy To Live A Modern Life by Massimo Picliucci

We can, and often do, invest a lifetime in answering that question, but the Stoic’s offered some solid beginnings on the journey.

Previously…

Found in my electronic chapbook.

Massimo Picliucci, How To Be A Stoic

One Response to “PLAINLY THERE’S A WORD FOR FIGURING OUT LIFE…”

  1. […] theoretical framework of Stoicism is the idea that in order to live a good (in the sense of eudaimonic) life one has to understand two things: the nature of the world (and by extension, one’s […]

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