Stoicism techniques and tools – whine less, enjoy life more

Reposted from Reddit.  A lot of these are more elaborate and well developed versions of common sense stuff people may already do, but having them listed out like this is still very valuable and helpful: Practical Stoicism Tools Stoicism philosophy is on the rise. I have been practising it for a couple of years now … More Stoicism techniques and tools – whine less, enjoy life more

The disturbed girl, the psychiatrist and the puppy dog

I’m not nuts about the modern psychiatric industry at all.  Below is a brief anecdotal experience I encountered.  It describes my thoughts a hell lot better than I can articulate myself. Years ago my grandfather died, and the whole family gathered in the state where he lived to attend the funeral.  My uncle, who lived … More The disturbed girl, the psychiatrist and the puppy dog

Make war for peace & make love for chastity – when intentions and actions fail to align

To “make war for peace” or “fucking for chastity” sounds like oxymorons, don’t they?  Sadly if you take the time to observe, they are exactly the sort of patterns that people engage in.  There’s plenty of people who would like to be rich, yet spend freely without a budget.  I’ve seen my share of women … More Make war for peace & make love for chastity – when intentions and actions fail to align

Your world cannot be changed without changing yourself

I play the guitar.  For musical instruments, repetition plays heavily in the learning of songs.  To play a song smoothly means memorizing it and ingraining in your mind specific ways of playing it.  As such, after you’ve learned a song, it becomes somewhat a pain in the behind to try to change the way you … More Your world cannot be changed without changing yourself

The way people act to you can be a reflection of yourself

A man on a long journey approached a wise man sitting by the side of the road. “Old man, tell me, what are the people like in the village up ahead?” “Well, son, tell me what the people were like where you come from.” “Oh, they were wonderful. Hospitable, honorable, hard working and selfless.” “My … More The way people act to you can be a reflection of yourself

Stop carrying the horse on your shoulders; put him between your legs and ride him

Through my childhood years, I’ve been preached at many times regarding the different traits and characters that I should have.  As an example, I remember being told often that I should not be greedy.  I should not be proud.  Anger is not good, and neither is laziness.  I’m sure there’s a few others that I’m … More Stop carrying the horse on your shoulders; put him between your legs and ride him