Author Archives: Zeno

About Zeno

Zeno is an engineering graduate, currently working as software developer in Canada. The alias was adopted in honour of Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoic philosophy in ancient Greece.

A Stoic Meditation

I’ve recently adopted the habit of a brief meditation in the morning. It helps me get prepared for the day and not forget my keys and such. After a few weeks of random meditations, I decided to standardize and write … Continue reading

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A Life in a Single Word

If you had to express the way you want to live your life in a single word, what would your word be? Some people might scoff at a silly game like this, but I think it has some value because it forces you to do some self reflection. Make an honest effort to do this properly, and you might find the task more difficult than you expect. Continue reading

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Stoicism – Becoming an Emotional Black Belt

Life philosophy is an interesting subject to try and study in a practical sense. When I’m intentionally trying to build strength, I might do push-ups, squats, or other exercises designed to target a specific muscle group. If I wanted to … Continue reading

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Opportunity – The Card Game

I’d like to play a game. It’s a card game that I’ve invented to illustrate a concept that’s been bothering me about life. The concept is difficult to describe in words, so I invented a highly simplified model in the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Writer’s Block – I’m Sorry (but not really)

I have not forgotten you dear readers! I haven’t been particularly attentive with my blogging duties lately. In fact, I’ve been downright neglectful in the last half year, but I can say that I haven’t forgotten you because I never … Continue reading

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Astrology? Is This Where Philosophy Majors Are Employed?

I don’t believe in astrology.  Telling the future through astronomy, playing the lottery and hoping to win, and predicting stock prices all belong in the same intellectual slop bucket in my opinion.  However, I find it fun to look up … Continue reading

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The Manual for Success – Epictetus – The Art of Living

I’m reading Epictetus – The Art of Living, A New Interpretation by Sharon Lebell.   More correctly, I read it in a few hours, and I’m referring to it and re-reading it often ever since.  In my opinion, this book is … Continue reading

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