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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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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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Zombie Apocalypse

I’ve stumbled upon something big… a real zombie apocalypse.  Popular culture in movies and video games has expressed a deep subconscious fear of our dead rising from the ground to feast on the brains of the living.  Maybe the playwrights … Continue reading

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