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TomAto/Tomato, Apatheia/Ataraxia- just don’t suffer unnecessarily

Several ancient Greek philosophies incorporated the notion that wisdom was demonstrated by equanimity in the face of the external world. The Stoics expressed this wisdom through the word “apatheia,” Epicureans through “ataraxia,” etc. The key to attaining wisdom is studying and accepting the natural order of things and living modestly. Without this wisdom there is no true happiness and people are prone to being afraid, according to the Greeks. The Stoic word apatheia originally meant a state of being peacefully calm and steady, whereas the later derived word apathy came to mean utter indifference. Similarly Epicurean ataraxia meant tranquility, which was key to seeking the highest pleasure v

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