Go to any bookstore or check the millions of blogs out there and you'll find a significant percentage that claim to help you reset your life, find success, or become a superhero. Invariably, they'll start with a long spiel about the author's CV which ends with them finding their passion and making money by telling… Continue reading I Will Teach You to Work
January is a dreary month. Not just because of the frigid weather, but because I always vow to do better with money. Some things stick. Some don't. It's also a month of bills. Car insurance payments and incessant reminders about tax time, on top of the rent, loans, and Internet. I also admit the plummeting… Continue reading Thinking About Money
Boredom. The bane of modern existence. It is the trigger for relapse. It can also be extreme enough that it is a sign of depression. With few exceptions, the hyper-technological, air-conditioned, screenbound world we live in bores us to tears. All basic needs are met. No longer is the imperative survival and procreation, by self-fulfillment.… Continue reading Boredom
What greater test for Stoicism is there than addiction? How would you know what is truly in your control when there are external forces that can hijack that control? By now, we know that addiction is just as great a disease as hypertension and diabetes. None are immune to its pull and all are at… Continue reading A Disquiet in the Machine
Actionable summary: Know what is in your control and not in your control. Pursue wisdom, justice, temperance and courage. We can do anything we want to do. At least, that's what we're taught by schools, the government, the media, and our parents. And it is an inspirational message. It is also a useless one. As… Continue reading Why Stoicism?