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The Consolations of Philosophy. Socrates was unpopular enough to be put to death but we can take comfort in the fact that he is still remembered, not his accusers. We can also take comfort in knowing that the injustices we face probably pale in comparison to those he endured. Epicurus taught us that most of the best things in life, like friendship and knowledge, are free while magnificent wealth and power rarely satisfy.

Montaigne taught us not to expect too much from ourselves because we are all ridiculous creatures. This knowledge helps comfort a broken heart because it shows that only biology has been temporarily thwarted.

And it is a gift when pain yields knowledge. Joy may be proportional to the suffering one endures. In short, even if we are unpopular, poor, frustrated, inadequate, heartbroken, or encounter difficulties, we can still live good lives.

I recommend this book. I am talking about the person who has the ability to learn necessary academic skills, but at a rate and depth below average same age peers. In order to grasp new concepts, this person needs more time, more repetition, and often more resources from teachers to be successful. Typically, this person has great difficulty with new and complex reasoning which makes new concepts difficult to learn.

Slow learners tend to perform at their ability level which is below average. These individuals are prone to much anxiety and low self image which goes unnoticed by many in society. Day-to-day academic life can be very draining and yet many somehow manage to make it through the system and through high school in the United States.

From birth to death, life continually requires us to master abstractions, solve problems, draw inferences, and make judgments on the basis of inadequate information. As for suicide, I not only sympathize but believe it to be moral in many circumstances. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of new posts by email.

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The Consolations of Philosophy, by Alain de Botton

I was wandering through the upper gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as one does when one has a few hours to while away before catching a London flight, when my eye was taken by a painting of the death of Socrates. It wouldn't, I realised, be warmly greeted by the hoi polloi who would see such an undertaking as smug and effete, but does not Plato teach us that it's OK to be unpopular? My mind turned to objects of desire. Sadly I could only afford three of them, but does not Epicurus teach us that it is OK not to have enough money? Even so, I sometimes feel frustrated when things don't go my way.

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The Consolations of Philosophy. Socrates was unpopular enough to be put to death but we can take comfort in the fact that he is still remembered, not his accusers. We can also take comfort in knowing that the injustices we face probably pale in comparison to those he endured. Epicurus taught us that most of the best things in life, like friendship and knowledge, are free while magnificent wealth and power rarely satisfy.

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