A Millionaire Interview with Birds of a Fire
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 […]
In public, avoid talking often and excessively about your accomplishments and dangers, for however much you enjoy recounting your dangers it’s not so pleasant for others to hear about your affairs. Epictetus, Enchiridion, 33.14 Today’s question was where am I a loudmouth? Historically, I’ve been a poor conversationalist. I don’t know if it is because I was […]
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 […]
Be curious. Maintain the right mindset. Work your ass-of. the right opportunities will present themselves.