It has frequently struck me that everything I do is meaningless. For what is the purpose of doing something, only for it to be lost?
We tend to dismiss idleness as laziness. But far from this, it is perhaps the truest life we may experience.
The principles of Taoism applied to writing: How we can write more harmoniously, and live a fuller life through the craft.
An ancient school of thought that challenges the idea that we need to strive for happiness: living well by doing nothing.
The Hellenistic period. Alexander the Great has just died, leaving behind a nation ripe for the taking. Now warlords and tyrants do battle, killing innocent civilians in the process, seeking to carve out an empire. The people live in fear, and comfort comes only in the embrace of philosophy. Similar to these ancient denizens we …