Tag Archives: Philosophy

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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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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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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Stoic New Year’s Resolutions – The Meaning of Life (For Me)

So this is Christmas, and what have you done?  I’ve discovered the meaning of life, at least for me.  Rather, I’ve started down my path toward discovering my purpose and learning to be successful.  Recently I’ve been doing a lot … Continue reading

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Living by Principles – Your Life Habits Matter

I had a visitor recently, one of those scam artists attempting to convince me to switch my residential electrical service provider.  He was a young, good looking smooth talker. After spending some time convincing us he wasn’t attempting a scam, … Continue reading

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