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Understanding our place in the world.
Keeping the creative spark alive.
Living on purpose
Striving for externals
Posidonius was admired and recognized for his scientific endeavors by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, the Roman physician Galen, the Greek geographer and historian Strabo, along with the Roman statesmen Seneca the Younger, Cicero, and Pompey. He was also a strong believer of the Stoic god. It is thus not an exaggeration to state that his theological position drove his scientific enquiry rather than hindered it.
The Story of Marcus Aurelius: 1 Childhood
Every annoying person is a chance for patience, kindness, and forgiveness. Every challenging situation is a chance for perseverance and hard work.
“The Ancient sage Booboo Baba described the healing powers of celery and skunk dung poultices.”
As long as you are alive there will always be time to have a shot at betterment. That time is right now.
Do with “genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly”
It is not as simple as stating that eating meat is ‘bad’ or ‘good’
Thoughtful processing of what is happening to you and through you.
Humility – the journey to eudaimonia is a long and arduous path and you won’t always take the right path.
Excellence – in thoughts, actions, and attitude, the only things you have full control over.
In my previous pieces I outlined the concept and introductory tenets of reformed Stoicism. They might have seemed a bit abstract, so today the time comes for some specific applications.
The storming of the United States Capitol with its mob violence and wanton destruction on January 6 sadly showcased the power of “The Big Lie” in action. “The Big Lie,” perpetrated by Hitler, Goebbles, and others during WWII is the notion that if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it and act on it.
This morning, I met my bank’s branch manager as I was taking a walk. I asked him how he was doing: he sighed and said that times were really hard. The effects of the COVID-19 crisis are starting to affect his clients, entrepreneurs in the area of Paris I live in.