Eli Flies High

Philosophy alum, Eli Mazzola ’09, is featured in the Winter 2014 issue of the Wheaton Quarterly.  He talks about his pursuit of extreme sports, including BASE jumping, and he credits Aristotle as an inspiration.   In Ancient Greek Philosophy (Phil 203), “[t]here was a great debate about the Greek term eudaimonia, essentially meaning ‘the good life,’ and how that was achieved,” Mazzola says. “According to Aristotle, humans achieve this through excellence in our highest capacity: reason. That resonated with me, and I always joke that I have to rationalize my life every day as a semi-professional ski bum.”