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Lotus Fruit

Hypomnema: the importance of keeping a notebook

The ancient Greeks had a knack for words that encapsulated complex and nuanced meanings, and that are essentially untranslatable, or only very roughly translatable, in English. Take, for instance, eudaimonia, which refers to the goal toward which every human being who wishes to live a good life ought to strive. It is often translated as “happiness,” but that won’t do, because it has little to do with…

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