05th Oct 2020
With the leak last night suggesting that the entire country may be heading for another full lockdown, it’s hard not to feel despair, anxiety, panic even.
But maybe it’s not all that bad … the 17th-century Dutch philosopher, Spinoza, shows us that our minds possess an under-appreciated ability to adopt a broader perspective, from which our anxieties appear vanishingly small – and eminently manageable – nourishing food for thought on this blue-ish Monday …
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