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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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Lacking Motivation? Get Familiar with Good Enough

Sometimes I regret having shackled myself with the obligation to write a weekly blog post.  It’s considerably more work than it appears, and far more work than Mr. Money Mustache suggested when he claimed he just “types some shit into … Continue reading

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Life Could Be Better Or Worse…

This week my mother fell on the ice and broke both of her arms.  For those of you who have never broken a bone, this type of injury typically take 4-6 weeks to heal.  That’s a long time to be … Continue reading

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