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Epicurus on the role of suffering and pursuit of happiness

We’ve all been there. Fear, anxiety, depression, existential dread…these are common side effects of the human condition and part of life experience. No matter where you have found yourself in history or what may be happening in global society, anxiety, depression and other mental and emotional challenges present themselves to us all at some point in our journey through life. Greek philosopher Epicurus (341 – 270BC) recognized the suffering within himself and his fellow men and women. He established the Epicurean school of philosophy that promoted the Art of Simple Living.