An Ancient Guide to a Life Well Spent

Wisdom preserves life

Thomas Oppong


Artwork: The Debate Of Socrates And Aspasia by Nicolas-André Monsiau

From the dawn of civilisation, people have sought to discover the secrets of living a life well-spent. Ancient thinkers and philosophers have left us an invaluable guide to achieving a life of balance and meaning.

From the teachings of Confucius and Plato to the wisdom of the Bible, ancient teachings have remained relevant and applicable today.

By reflecting on these timeless lessons, we can discover a path to living a life of fulfilment, purpose, and joy.

By looking back to the wisdom of our predecessors, we can gain a deeper understanding of the human experience and discover practical advice for living a fulfilled life.

Ancient wisdom from various thought leaders often emphasises the importance of living a balanced and virtuous life.

“The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so,” Plato said.

Ancient wisdom is still relevant today, from living in harmony with nature to cultivating inner wisdom and self-awareness and striving for personal growth.

The Stoic philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome highlighted the importance of living in accordance with…



Thomas Oppong

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