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Seneca on Using Philosophy to Overcome Grief

What greater pain is there than seeing one’s own mother in distress? This is exactly what compelled Seneca—Roman philosopher, statesman, and a man of letters—to write a letter to his mother, Helvius, during his exile for allegedly… Read Essay


Practicing Empathy

After a five hour delay for a one hour flight, I stepped outside of Newark Airport, inhaled the essence of New Jersey, and lit a cigarette. “I thought Chinese people didn’t smoke,” said a… Read Essay