Authentic happiness is always independent of external conditions. Vigilantly practice indifference to external conditions. Your happiness can only be found within.



Philosophy brings happiness


Human beings pursue many things in life, career, wealth, prestige, relationships, recognition, in the end hoping these would bring happiness.


Yet, in this perpetual pursuit, happiness is still so illusive, always just around the corner, when I achieve my next objective.


But what is happiness? We may think that happiness comes from outside, from what is given or what happens to us.


Philosophy allows us to reflect, to understand, and to see clearly what truly belongs to us, and what does not truly belong to us.


True happiness can only come from within, from an inner freedom. To be a philosopher is to be able cultivate the art of happiness.


Epictetus was born around 50 A.D. as a slave in the Roman Empire.









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