Epicurus – Happiness, an Epicurean aquisition list:
We don’t exist unless there is someone to see us existing, what we say has no meaning until someone can understand it. True friends do not evaluate us according to worldly criteria, it is the core self they are interested in.
In order not to have to work for people you don’t like and answer potentially humiliating whims, remove yourself from employment in the commercial world.
3. Thought (about the main sources of anxiety)
In writing a problem down or airing it in conversation we let its essential aspects emerge. By knowing its character, we remove, if not the problem itself then its secondary characteristics:- confusion, displacement and surprise.
de Botton summed up that wealth is unlikely to make you miserable but without friends, freedom and an analysed life we will never be truly happy. Seems to me that, in many ways, is the ideal life of the blogger.