martinis, girls, and guns
> Geoffrey wrote:Two words, Geoff: Drink beer. When the eggheads start going at it, even the
>> When these eggheads start going at it, I feel
>> frustrated and really want a stoicism that is accessable to the layman.
stoics become epicurians. Intelligence is just another way to say the same
thing you already knew.
> MaryBeth wrote:Two words, Marybeth: Margin drawings. My (used) copy of Seneca has these
>> I'm curious about something,why are Seneca and Marcus Aurilus
>> mentioned more often then Epictetus?
cool drawings of Reagan and Nixon in nooses in the margins. Very
educational. Induces deep thinking.
>> One other thing has anyone noticed thatLots of good talking points to be made here, MB, but everybody is screaming
>> there are a lot of similarities between the stoics and the taoists?
for tequila shots.
>From: <bertr@...>Dude, the advantage of the handbook is that you can take it at face value.
> Subject: Re: question
> I think the Handbook is puzzling for someone who doesn't already have a
> basic understanding of Stoic ideas. It is good for a discussion group, where
> you have at least one expert.
Do so. Why rely on the list? I mean, us experts could all be seriously
unreliable sources of disinformation for all you know. We could be deranged
maniacs. We could be your other personality. Don't bother yourself with
all that. The handbook says it all. In short sentences.
Be excellent to each other,