Day One: We Are Star Stuff

Take a moment the next time you are out on a clear night to look up at the sky. All those little points of light, the whole immensity of the cosmos spread before your eyes. Spend a minute drinking it all in: the unthinkable vastness of it all, perhaps even infinite in extent.

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Day Five: Politics

Epicurus prudently advised his followers to abjure politics, on the eminently sensible grounds that it would only cause needless distress. The excrement-slinging chimps’ tea party antics that pass for political discourse these days – the one area of public life where hate speech is still OK apparently – only strengthens the force of Epicurus’ argument.