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Epicurus Letter to Menoeceus is about life and explains it from a philosophers point of view In it he discusses pleasure pain death fear judgment destiny ignorance and many other debatable issues that humans experience The one idea that struck my attention is from a passage about pleasure and morals He doesnt use the word moral but rather implies that morals are connected to pleasure The passage states Pleasure is our first and kindred good It is the starting-point of every choice and of every aversion and to it we come back inasmuch as we make feeling the rule by which to judge of every good thingEpicurus simply indicates Pleasure which means that it could be anyones pleasure By simply stating pleasure in a general term it could mean that pleasure of another person may bring pleasure to oneself One could make a sacrifice in order to please another person or people which ultimately pleases oneself For example a man or woman who is willing to give up their life for their country would be pleasing himself or herself as well as the country That is a huge sacrifice that one may make in order to fulfill their desire to do something good Epicurus suggests that pleasure is our first thought that is good So in order for something to be good it must be pleasurable to anyone including yourselfHe also states that pleasure is our first and kindred good This suggests that from the time that we are born we associate good as something pleasing Infants learn that eating sleeping being changed to be more comfortable cuddling having a blanket for warmth and any other physical needs are all good or pleasing to the baby As we grow our pleasure comes from our emotions as well as our physical desires The parent of a child receives his or her pleasure from the caring and nurturing of the child According to Epicurus our choices are
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