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Good intentions: - the only thing that matters?
Accepting the good and the bad
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.
Having the courage to be yourself
It’s an act of strength and courage to be yourself.
How should a Stoic prepare for a hurricane?
“We realize with time that there’s more than enough within our control to keep us busy for the rest of our lives.”
We don’t own anything
“Every moment you get the opportunity to experience the full richness of existence. That can take many forms, from developing a virtuous habit to appreciating a beautiful sunset to feeling deep gratitude for a loved one.”
Offensive language and Stoicism
“It is easy to say that one should not get offended when someone says something upsetting to you, but it can be difficult to do when it happens.”
Losing faith as a Stoic
“As a Stoic, that spark comes in the everyday opportunities for virtue: kindness, apologizing, and courage”
Choosing your duty
“In plain English, we might say that a Stoic must balance the following: what is useful to the world and society, and what your strengths and interests are.”
The stoic approach to overcoming cowardice
“All virtues can be thought of as a habit, and the virtues of courage and strength are no exception. Life provides you opportunities every day to practice strength and courage.”