Monthly Archives: February 2015

Happy

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in … Continue reading

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Integration

As Horace reminds us, “Your own safety is at stake when your neighbour’s wall is ablaze.” The current ceasefire notwithstanding, since at least one wall of one of Poland’s neighbours is currently ablaze, is Poland’s safety at stake? Not immediately, … Continue reading

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Weapons

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” So thought Marcus Aurelius. But then, of course, he was not trying to … Continue reading

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Convicted

While some might agree with Jeremy Bentham’s utilitarianism, the philosophy behind which is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong, far fewer would agree with his words that “all … Continue reading

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