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How to live with your fears?
More things are likely to frighten us, than to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
How to think about about death?
Memento Vivere (remember to live) is another turn of phrase which is used to remember that life must be lived and not just endured. It’s also a way for us to remind ourselves each day what is important, who we are, and where we stand in the world.
Why be citizens of the world?
By seeking to be citizens of the world, we free ourselves from the tyranny of self-involvement.
Seneca’s wealth: Philosophy as self-reflection
“The fool’s life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly towards the future,” quotes Roman Stoic Seneca, in a passage he attributes to Epicurus.
Is social media blocking Stoic?
The importance of philosophical friends
The practice of philosophy, which is the effort to live life honorably and truthfully, is best nourished by carefully chosen friends
365 Ways to be More Stoic
My new book, 365 Ways to be More Stoic, aims to be a practical, day-by-day guide to help the reader learn about Stoicism and build a consistent practice.
Using journaling to achieve your goals
First, you need to know where you want to go. That’s the “goal”. Second, you need an approximation of where you are right now. Third, you need a plan for how to get from where you are to where you wish to be.
Write what you know
Writing in a journal is a gift to your future self. It is an opportunity to commit to your goals, monitor your progress, and spend time alone with your thoughts.
The habit of writing down
The ancient Stoic practice of reviewing our day could help us, centuries later, keep track of our choices about our most precious resource: time.
A three-pronged approach to journaling
Journaling is a way of keeping yourself in check, as it can aid in holding you accountable for your thoughts and subsequent actions.
June 5, 2021
Emotional first-aid—help when you need it
The Stoics often summarized their main principles in succinct statements such as
Live with aretê.
(Always try to express your best self.)
Relax. Things change all the time
Change is a universal law of nature.
Scratches happen in training
The Stoics shared dozens of practical ideas to put their philosophy into action. The following is one of my favorites – I try to keep it ready at mind whenever possible.