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The true worth of adversity

Book: Dialogues and Essays by Seneca Art: Group of Mountain Climbers Beside the Pasterze Glacier by Munsch Leopold Reading time: 4 mins When his friend Lucilius asked why good people suffer from misfortune, the Roman philosopher Seneca answered that nothing bad can happen to a good person. Seneca tells Lucilius that a good person is […]

The attitude to adopt for an absurd world

Book: The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus Art: Mountain Landscape with Rainbow by Caspar David Friedrich Reading time: 6 mins The philosopher Albert Camus said that “there is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide”. According to Camus, the fundamental question that philosophy should try to answer is whether life is […]

The meaning in difficult moments

Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl Art: Marooned by Howard Pyle Reading time: 5 mins The will to meaning Victor Frankl was a Jewish psychiatrist and the founder of a type of therapy called logotherapy. In 1945, Frankl was arrested by Nazi officials and became a prisoner in the concentration camps of the […]