Tags » Fatalism

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.

1,630 more words
Books

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

Epictetus

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.

Or:

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

Essay

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

Devotion

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.

253 more words
Inspiration

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

Epictetus