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Preliminary Thoughts on Civil Disobedience: Natural Rights Issues

In a previous post (“Where Do Rights Originate?” ) I examined the four traditional justifications for the law, finding unambiguous support for rights only in the warrant that recognizes them as morally and chronologically antecedent to the demands of order. 3,078 more words

“First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.”
Epictetus

Initiative Quotes

A Slightly Different Perspective

Below is a video I have posted before titled “The Wisdom of Epictetus” by Eckhart Tolle. However this time I have also included a video below that from The Honest Guys that is some very calming Zen music. 20 more words

Videos

Improvement

Improvement

One of the rules that drives evolution is that of conservatism. Here, I am referring to real conservatism, not the greed-driven political practices of your conservative acquaintances. 276 more words

Secular

Less a review and more a collection of quotes from - The Encheiridion, Discourses and Fragments of Epictetus

Wisdom persists. Some sections felt painfully outdated, but only noticeably so for the fact that much of Epictetus’ Stoic philosophy translates so well in a modern context. 2,575 more words

Books

Even when in the midst of a meltdown...

Show me one who is sick and yet happy, in peril and yet happy, dying and yet happy, in exile and happy, in disgrace and happy. 27 more words

Photography

Follow through on all your generous impulses.