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What Is Gratitude For?


In a society of affluence, the last thing we have access to is gratitude. How can we explain this paradox? Is it the fact of possessing that makes us hostage to our own possessions? Or is it that consumerist ideology is incompatible with gratitude because it induces satiety and calls into question the whole system? Gratitude is a central question…


Living as an Epicurean


Natural, necessary and vain desires Contrary to the dominant thought, Epicureanism is not a radical hedonism. On the contrary, it is a philosophy that focuses on living in an essentialist way, that is to say, eliminating the superfluous to achieve happiness. As such, happiness is achieved when you no longer feel the need to seek it. If you have eaten,…