Tag: stoicism

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/22/2022

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    To be rational today, we have to do just three things: First, we must look inward. Next, we must examine ourselves critically. Finally, we must make our own decisions—uninhibited by biases or popular notions. One and two on that list are absolutely critical. I’m not sure three even matters. Taking a step back and taking […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/21/2022

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    When you let your attention slide for a bit, don’t think you will get back a grip on it whenever you wish That quote is from Epictetus. It’s always amusing to me, someone alive in this era of mass attention deficit, to see someone in an earlier time talking about attention issues or overload. The […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/18/2022

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    Opinions are everywhere. We have them for just about everything. They power conflict at all levels. What would happen if we could take a step back and drop our opinion on something and make no judgements on it? It just is what it is? Our lives would certainly be more pleasant for sure. But boy […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/17/2022

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    We have the ability to change how we interpret and react to things. That allows us to control the harm we allow to ourselves from our interaction with others. Someone could be intentionally trying to harm us or we could be misinterpreting their intent but either way we have control over how we react. As […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/16/2022

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    Today it’s about observing your thoughts and the actions that follow. It’s very similar to what Eckhart Tolle calls “The Watcher” in “The Power of Now”. To me the idea of the Watcher was extremely useful in helping deal with anxiety by noticing when the feelings would start the creep in, then take the mental […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/15/2022

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    I don’t have much to say about the entry today. It is about the various types of tax we pay in life, not just the monetary kind. But my favorite quote was this: People have been complaining about their taxes for thousands of years, and now they’re dead. Get over it.

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/14/2022

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    Today’s entry is titled “Becoming an expert in what matters”. The authors ask the question: At the end of your time on this planet, what expertise is going to be more valuable—your understanding of matters of living and dying, or your knowledge of the ’87 Bears? In the grand scheme is either going to be […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/13/2022

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    Less is more. We learn this in so many area like writing where we learn to be economical with words. It is a bit funny to think of “normal” people feeling self-indulgent or wanting to impress when Marcus Aurelius, an Emperor of Rome, reminded himself to do the exact opposite. And just to note: there […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/12/2022

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    our attraction toward what is new and shiny can lead us into serious trouble. Such a true statement. How often do we hear of people getting into financial trouble always buying the “new and shiny”? There are varied reasons people do this but as in all things taking a step back and getting some perspective […]

  • The Daily Stoic Readings – 4/11/2022

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    Have humility. Remember you don’t know everything and there is always someone smarter, better versed on any given subject. We all should strive to be life-long learners. That of course starts with us admitting to ourselves we don’t know everything and can’t ever know everything.