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PeterSibley
12-26-2016, 07:10 PM
''Ataraxia'' .

Ataraxia (ἀταραξία, "not perturbed") is a Greek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek) term used by Pyrrho (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrho) and subsequently Epicurus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicurus) for a lucid state of robust equanimity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equanimity), characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry. The ancient Greek author Sextus Empiricus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sextus_Empiricus) gave this definition: "ataraxia is an untroubled and tranquil condition of the soul." [1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ataraxia#cite_note-1) In non-philosophical usage, the term was used to describe the ideal mental state for soldiers entering battle.

skuthorp
12-26-2016, 08:00 PM
There'a a few here on both sides of the fence that need a big dose.

David W Pratt
12-27-2016, 07:03 AM
I'm guessing Taraxia means perturbed?

Jim Mahan
12-27-2016, 07:53 AM
Don't tarax me, bro.

Gerarddm
12-27-2016, 10:04 AM
Erudition would be another.