Meetup 148: Writing About Values

Last Saturday, Lakshmi Priya hosted a session at Write Club on values. The interesting thing about value-based writing, we found, was that it was often difficult to separate one value from another. It just goes to show that our worldview is often comprised of certain ephemeral set of rules of guidelines (or habits?) that we […]

A Lesson in Self-Esteem – from Michel de Montaigne

A few months ago, I ran into a video series on Youtube called ‘Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness’. I’ve already posted pieces on Seneca and Epicurus based on these videos, dealing with anger and happiness respectively. Today we’ll discuss self-esteem, through the words of philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Montaigne was not your regular philosopher. He […]