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Fragment din romanul Dialoguri cu Sufletul

Cuvintele sunt de prisos atunci când renunți la vise. Rămâi mut în fața neputinței. Singura muțenie sfântă. Cât de mult bine e în viața ta atunci când plutești la voia întâmplării pe maluri străine de nisip, unde marea se lovește de pietrele fatalismului? 150 more words

Review: The Discourses of Epictetus

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook by Epictetus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

But to begin with, keep well away of what is stronger than you. If a pretty girl is set against a young man who is just making a start on philosophy, that is no fair contest.

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Mind Over Matter

Epictetus’s writings resonate with me. Stoic philosophy, an ancient perspective, captures many of my thoughts in a fresh and interesting way. Although a fatalist mindset can be dangerous at times because it gives people an excuse to let things happen to them, I do believe that for some people everything tends to happen for a reason. 305 more words


Everyone will go a-waving, None worth saving, None worth saving; And when the laments go unsung, When water has us all undone Pay no mind -we are worth none.


The Problem with Thomas Hardy

I believe in melodrama; I have plenty of reasons to. It is not a rarity to come across the fallen who have found themselves in that psychological spacetime through no fault of their own: they’ve been abused, raped, they’ve gotten sick or born a woman. 631 more words


ADVENT 17 / Pessimism and Fatalism and Hope

This year, for the four weeks of Advent, we are doing the #RendTheHeavens devotion at both The Featherblog as well as Psalm 10 Ministries. 463 more words


An Appetite For Possible Things

All happiness depends upon a natural zest and appetite for possible things.

from Bertrand Russell, “Conquest of Happiness”

When we lose our sense of the possible, our mood darkens.

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On Positive Philosophy

Throughout my life, I have always been a positive thinker. I feel fortunate to have a sense of optimism that almost always guides me in how I think about the world. 352 more words