Category: English

Consumerism: The Addiction of the Collective

Unnecessary consumerism is something that we as a society are indisputably guilty of. For most, the high that comes with placing a spontaneous online order is unmatched. The feeling of admiring your purchases after a tiresome but worthwhile day of shopping is one of ecstasy. Many people are no strangers to having a ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ moment, or partaking in some retail therapy – but when do these moments of pleasure become addictions? Are we victims of the drug that is consumerism? There’s an undeniable truth to the term ‘retail therapy’. Shopping provides us with comfort. Due to the

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Apparent Impasse

By Maurizio Bisogno, 2021 Sitting on the window seal and smoking a cigarette, Alexander thought that if he hadn’t smiled at Sylvia so many times now he would not have to choose between her and Francisca. Although the dilemma was all his own, he now was facing the possibility of affecting someone else life positively or by creating new troubles. Sylvia, a light blond and attractive woman, well in her thirties seemed to be showing a new path, like a new turning point in Alexander’s life. Having achieved recently at least two intellectual victories, as she just got her PhD

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Daily Meditation – One Universe, One Stock

When we consider a series of things, the consequent things match perfectly the previous ones. The connection between the two groups of things is a rational and wonderful relationship. The stress is here is on the rational connection which reflects the harmony in which ALL things stand together: a simple sequence is different from a rational order. As the universal order, so the small series of things that happen in our life are rationally connected.

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The Philosophical Meditation Technique

This is a short guidance to meditate philosophically. Here is hot wo to proceed. Take the quote below, read it slowly, first aloud then silently in your mind until it permeates inside yourself; savour its meaning, expand it, feel only the meanings that it involves. “The liberation of a pain produces a pleasure that cannot be increased” Epicurus You may choose to focus on one aspect. For instance, I was marked by the concept that a pleasure cannot be increased. In fact, I thought about one’s habit of drinking wine. You start with a glass and then you keep going,

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