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The Insatiability of Wants

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” Benjamin Franklin.

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Why do the philosophical seem so peaceful and joyful? In basic terms: Why do the deep people seem so much more chill than the religious? When I say deep people I mean people that accept and apply philosophies outside todays norm. 191 more words


September: Reflection

The theme for September is Reflection, one of the fundamental Stoic practices.
Consider the workings of Nature, the scope of the universe and your place in the world. 168 more words


An experiment: tell the truth

“One day I decided to stop lying. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never been a big liar before in my life, but I decided to – to the best of my abilities – not lie at all. 68 more words

E3: What Makes A Good Person Good?

He who has given takes away

The only time I was ever in an ambulance was when I suffered a broken nose and several fractures to my upper maxilla. As a consequence of those injuries, I had my jaw wired shut for quite a while. 626 more words

American Beer

Stoically Speaking Episode 13 – Discussion with Travis Hume

In this episode of the Stoically Speaking podcast Steven has a Stoic centred discussion with Author and social worker Travis Hume. Travis Hume is currently the administrator of… 102 more words


Red Pill

Acceptance of the past
Is a pill everyone often takes
A medicine that dissolves
The cataracts on the eyes of the keeper
Not the kept history that can’t be unseen…
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