Epicurus’ Happiness Chill Pill, A Riff

Epicurus’ Chill Pill, the “tetrapharmakon,” is comprised of these four maxims.

1. Don’t Fear God

Epicurus believed that whatever entity created the cosmos, it could not possibly be impressed by anything humans are capable of doing. When you can move mountains, why would you be interested in watching ants build a mound? So we need not worry about God’s judgment because God isn’t lording over humans. He’s just not that into us.

--

--

--

Phenomenology, Existentialism, Feminism, Poststructuralism & Critical Theory. #publicphilosophy or bust

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The planes of reality, and the nature of objective truth

Picture: Lenin, a superior cat owner to that of Foucalt.

"We do not know, but evolution did it, somehow"; The atheist’s absurd way of rejecting God’s…

What is the Purpose of Your Life…? — Learning Philosophy from Literature

Sartre: Are We Afraid of Being Free?

Lockean vs Cartesian Epistemology

The Existential Mood of COVID-19

My Pack of Crayons

Means, Ends, and Ethics for a Brave New World

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
thinkPhilosophy

thinkPhilosophy

Phenomenology, Existentialism, Feminism, Poststructuralism & Critical Theory. #publicphilosophy or bust

More from Medium

iNSiDE THE MiND OF …iN ZiLunS™  PART 9

The Beauty and Impact of The Matrix

A BROKEN GLASS IN THE HANDS OF GOD IS WORTH A THOUSAND DIAMONDS

A fall in the Autumn