It is my great pleasure to teach Logic and Rhetoric to middle schoolers in a unique and wonder-filled private school. And, yes, you just read that correctly: middle schoolers learning classical Logic and Rhetoric. 358 more words
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“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”
I’m guessing many of you have heard this quote or some variation thereof, and yet an occasional reminder never hurts — especially when you are in a leadership position where people are looking to you to be the one to speak … about the vision … strategy … goals and expectations … waiting for guidance from you to plan their next action. 365 more words
The philosophy of Stoicism argues that humans ought to only concern themselves with things that are under their control. In the Stoic tradition the things that are considered to be under our control are actions, dispositions, and feelings. 1,259 more words
Here’s 5 things I’ve been digging this week.
1. The Meters: Don’t know why, but the fall weather gets me in the mood for funky music. 154 more words
At the beginning of Enchiridion, philosopher and former slave Epictetus discusses happiness and freedom, and instructs how they are to be obtained. One recommendation is for unpleasant appearances to be confronted: “You are but an appearance, and not absolutely the thing you appear to be.” This is not an exercise in ontology, instead for managing appearances. 122 more words