Stoic Thoughts From Philosopher Epictetus

Epictetus is probably my favorite Stoic philosopher. Born in 55AD, in what is now Turkey, Epictetus was a slave during his youth. Although a slave, he was permitted to learn philosophy from Musonius Rufus, an esteemed Stoic philosopher and author. It is believed the Epictetus’ owner was a wealthy freedman (former slave) named Epaphroditos. This master is reported to have…

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3 Weeks Traveling Europe – Learn to Travel Like the Pros

Extended travel scares the hell out of most people. I’m not pointing the finger here, I used to be in the same boat. The excuses not to travel are endless (believe me, I’ve used them) – kids, finances, work, danger, the plague, civil war and aunt Thelma’s not doing very well these days and could go at any time. You…

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20 Cool Facts About The Roman Colosseum

The first time I walked around a corner and saw the Roman Colosseum, it was like seeing something out of a dream.  I had seen it thousands of times in photographs, on television and in videos, but seeing it for the first time in real-life is something to cherish.  When you take a tour of the Colloseum and begin to…

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