Epicurus vs. Thomas on Happiness & Pleasure

Epicurus v Thomas

Epicurus argues that the experience of pleasure is what makes us happy.  Conversely, St. Thomas argues that happiness gives us pleasure.  The question seems to be, “Does pleasure lead to happiness or does happiness lead to pleasure?”

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On Dealing With Irrational Parents…

Epicurus, Vatican Sayings, #62:

“If parents are rightfully angry with their children, it is, of course, useless for the children to resist and not beg their forgiveness; but if parents have no just or logical reason for their anger, it is foolish for the child to inflame their unreason further by nursing his own anger and not to seek, by being considerate, to turn aside their wrath through other means.”