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March 19, 2017 - Timeless Wisdom

“For there are two rules to keep at the ready – that there is nothing good or bad outside my own reasoned choice, and that we shouldn’t try to lead events but to follow them.” –

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Inspiration

The beauty of choice

“You are not your body and hair style, but your capacity for choosing well. If your choices are beautiful, so too will you be.”

– Epictetus

March 17, 2017 - The Beauty of Choice

“You are not your body and hair-style, but your capacity for choosing well. If your choices are beautiful, so too will you be.” – Epictetus, Discourses, 3.1.39b-40a…

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You've Been Reframed

Shaky, by whom I mean Shakespeare, not Shakin’ Stevens once said “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

Before that, the philosopher Epictetus said that people are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them. 1,331 more words

Self-help

March 14, 2017 - Self-Deception Is Our Enemy

“Zeno would say that nothing is more hostile to a firm grasp on knowledge than self-deception.” – Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, 7.23…

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March 13, 2017 - One Day It Will All Make Sense

“Whenever you find yourself blaming providence, turn it around in your mind and you will see what has happened is in keeping with reason.” – Epictetus, Discourse, 3.17.1…

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Inspiration

Seeing the Light

It is impossible to learn
What you think you already know.
You must unlearn what you have learned,
Realize that you don’t know anything:
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Poetry