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Old 06-22-18, 10:30 PM   #1
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When you hear the term "epicurean," what comes to mind?
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Old 06-23-18, 03:52 AM   #2
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I think about fancy, good quality food.
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Old 06-23-18, 04:38 AM   #3
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To be honest if someone had asked me 5 years ago what's epicureanism i wouldn't have been able to give an answer...but i started to learn about philosofies,stoicism,nihilism,anarchism etc...and then i stumbled upon this Old Greek philosophy...interesting enough..fed up is also right because it also deals with good food,but it goes much deeper then only food.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicureanism

**By pleasure we mean the absence of pain in the body and of trouble in the soul. It is not by an unbroken succession of drinking bouts and of revelry, not by sexual lust, nor the enjoyment of fish and other delicacies of a luxurious table, which produce a pleasant life; it is sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest tumults take possession of the soul**
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Old 06-24-18, 10:26 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I think it mostly generates an image of good dinner with friends, which is not exactly the real deal, like tigerlover correctly pointed out. Not sure how it's the opposite of stoicism.
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