I have been blogging about Finance and Stoicism for 30 days now. What have I learned? I love to write I am not nearly as good as I would like to be and I am very far from where I will end up. In my first year of writing, I am teaching myself to simply […]
These things don’t go together. You must be a unified human being, either good or bad. You must diligently work either on your own reasoning or on other things out of your control – take great care with the inside and not what’s outside, which is to say stand with the philosopher, or else with […]
When children stick their hand down a narrow goody jar they can’t get their full fist out and start crying. Drop a few treats and you will get it out! Curb your desire – don’t set your heart on so many things and you will get what you need. Epictetus, Discourses, 3.9.22 Today’s question was how often […]
The soul is like a bowl of water, and our impressions are like the ray of light falling upon the water. When the water is troubled, it appears that the light itself is moved too, but it isn’t. So, when a person loses their composure it isn’t their skills and virtues that are troubled, but […]
Yesterday, I responded to this tweet from Camp F.I.R.E., which was a guest post by Rod Rogers, of the blog make money by cleaning offices. The tweet, and my reply, started me thinking about FIRE and the many paths that you might take to get there, recognizing that one person’s fire may not be another’s. Digression start […]
Today I had some learning lessons with my children and some challenging interactions with one of the strong willed boys.
This made me consider, how should I be teaching my children about money? What should I be teaching them? When should I be teaching them it?
People try to get away from it all—to the country, to the beach, to the mountains … Which is idiotic: you can get away from it anytime you like. By going within. Nowhere you can go is more peaceful—more free of interruptions—than your own soul.