{AT-ə-rak-see-ə. Noun}
“Calmness untroubled by emotional disquiet, imperturbability.”

In a society being shaken apart by its own overcomplicated busyness, mental calmness is a rare and restorative condition.

If one thinks of ataraxia as tranquility (or “peace of mind”) achieving it may eventually become more highly prized than even our most popular contemporary obsessions: possessions and status.