Month: November 2021

Calm, But Ready

Using reason in all things will ensure that no matter what life throws at you, you’ll be calm and peaceful, but also ready for action.

Chillax Like a Roman

Common sense, but it bears repeating: just chill out. Relax. Ancient Roman stoic philosophers knew this, and you know it too. Panicking serves no purpose and doesn’t help you at all. Chillaxing is where it’s at.

Don’t Cast Blame

If someone in your life is screwing up or making you crazy, don’t bother casting blame because that achieves nothing. Instead, look at yourself and how you can change to help them out.

Shut Out the Negative

It’s so simple that it’s easy to forget — shut negative thoughts and inputs out of your life, and watch as peace and calm instantly take their place.

We’re All the Same

We might think we’re really different from each other, but we’re not. Some might be faster or slower — others richer or poorer. But in the end, we’re all the same.

Flee From Luxury

It’s not wrong to have money or to live well, but extreme luxury destroys the soul. Better to be poor and happy, than obscenely wealthy and hollow inside.

Let Go, In Advance

Your possessions and your loved ones, even your children — they don’t belong to you. They are given to you just for this moment, not forever. Learn to let go in advance.

Attachment Holds You Back

Clinging to things is the opposite of rational thought, for change happens always, whether we want it to or not. Embrace that change and let go of your attachments, and set yourself free.

Expect the Unexpected

Misfortune will come your way eventually, and you know this. Keep on the lookout, and expect the unexpected, and it won’t crush you when it arrives.

Wise for a Moment, Wise Forever

Practicing stoic philosophy for a lifetime doesn’t make you any more happy than the person who just discovered it for the first and only time.

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