Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher who was best known for his foundational works in Stoic philosophy. I wanted to share some of his best lessons and what I think about them in this quick article.

When a man asked Epictetus what kind of man is rich, Epictetus answered: “He who is content.”

Beware the poisons of fortune

You’ve most definitely heard about this one, but for some reason, you still feel…


Laozi is known as the creator of Taoism as well as the creator of Tao Te Ching which has many insights on how we can live and improve our lives every single day. …


In this article, I’m going to break down how we can achieve enlightenment through Buddha’s very own: Eightfold Path.

Buddha devoted around 45 years as a philosopher and has taken part in thousands of discourses scattered in scriptures. …


Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Just continue to think about this one.

Quite interesting right? Well, the person who said this was an ancient Greek philosopher, named Epicurus, who believed that…


Plato was an Athenian philosopher and the founder of the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Seems like quite an interesting guy so why don’t we learn more about what he had to say.

Recently, I’ve been looking into Plato and really thinking about a few of…


Around 2400 years ago, a man named Socrates decided to take a different view on life. He questioned everything and everyone, ultimately trying to find the meaning of life. This search of his which was filled with passion but also quite contrary to popular beliefs at the time, lead him…


The most effective way to treat a disease is to prevent it. So why not put a stop to the cause of most diseases: the process of ageing. Ageing is a work of physics. Just like how rubber bends, metal rusts and engines weaken in cars, our body also goes…


It’s time to stop using rats as models for drug discovery. It’s time to stop making a “one fits all” drug. It’s time to make your own tissues.

How?

Using stem cells.

We hear about stem cells all the time. We know that there are different types and that we…


Virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation or world where your entire view is virtual. With this technology, you can experience amazing things wherever you are! This is a project I built for the Google Cardboard in the Unity Game Engine using C# and Blender, called VR Bowling. …


Most people have had a chance to kick a ball in their life. What if I could tell you that now you can completely change the way you kick a ball. How? Through Virtual Reality experiences!

In this first article of a 2-part series, I want to show you the…

Amsal Gilani

18-year old interested in learning and writing about pretty much anything.

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