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Submitted by Alam (not verified) on February 22, 2012

Great stuff!I agree that poloishphy as a way of life is invaluable, especially so in the age of consumerism, vanity, and instant gratification. Every person (and consequently the polis) could benefit from taking even a brief moment to think about the messages and stimuli we face minute by minute. We could benefit even more from expanding our thinking to curiosity and eventually wonder.Thanks! And especially for the mention of Spinoza. The Ethics is among the most intelligent and comprehensive guide to living the good life , as the early philosophers sought.

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