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Discordion

Be suspicious of convention

Popular perceptions, values, and ways of doing things are rarely the wisest. Many pervasive beliefs would not pass appropriate tests of rationality. Conventional thinking — its means and ends — is essentially uncreative and uninteresting.

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Religion & Spirituality

Self-Scrutiny Applied with Kindness: Epictetus’s Enduring Wisdom on Happiness and How Philosophy Helps Us Answer the Soul’s Cry

Self-Scrutiny Applied with Kindness: Epictetus’s Enduring Wisdom on Happiness and How Philosophy Helps Us Answer the Soul’s Cry

- article appeared in Brain Pickings (fast becoming my favourite website.) 1,932 more words

ARTIST IAN PRITCHARD

Sharon Lebell

“The wisest among us appreciate the natural limits of our knowledge and have the mettle to preserve their naiveté. They understand how little all of us really know about anything. 82 more words

Quotes

The power to transmute resistance is yours

Resistance to the good in your life could be thought of as life is trying to deliver a great blessing to you, but the degree to which you resist that great blessing is the degree to which the Universe has to break you down. 724 more words

Are You a [Blank] or Something Greater?

Came across this famous thought from the Roman Slave and Stoic Philosopher, Epictetus (Golden Sayings, 15):

“If what philosophers say of the kinship of God and be true, what remains for us to do but Socrates did–never, when asked one’s country, to answer, ‘I am an Athenian or a Corinthian,’ but ‘I am a citizen of the world.’ “

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