Science is organised knowledge, wisdom is organised life.

The knowledge scientists have accumulated over the centuries has helped us to understand our world. We owe a lot of what we know about nature to science, and knowledge is power. But knowledge alone isn’t enough: wisdom is also necessary for getting by in life. Wisdom provides people with the insight they need to live…

Gratitude

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus I am grateful for the things that I have, I do not dwell on the things that I do not have. It would be very easy to allow jealousy and covetousness to…

A little bit of insight.

I’ve been busy getting to grips with a new job. The past few days have been a whirlwind of new places, new people and new things. As I write this, I’m listening to two distinguished gentlemen discuss a large book that some people may have heard of. For the purpose of this blog post the…

An introduction to stoicism

Stoicism is a philosophy that encourages people to live in accordance with reason. Stoics believe that because humans are social creatures, they should be sociable and friendly. They should also do their best to improve other people’s lives, but not needlessly worry about things outside of their control.  Take a look at the following quotations…