Expectations can cause two things, happiness or sorrow. When we expect good things, we become happy, because anticipation of what could be becomes so exciting that we prepare ourselves to receive it just as we expect it. A guy will submit a resumé and expect that he would get the job, spending the moments after submitting planning… Continue reading Realities that Trouble Us
Month 2 of the Year of the Stoic, and I am focusing on the power of decision.
I was thinking about the culture of complaint the world, and even me, is suffering daily. A lot of people feel that the world is unfair, and it really is. When the universe shuffled the cards of life, some people get dealt a great hand in the form of great genetics, wealthy families, or a strong… Continue reading The Circumstances Doesn’t Care How I Feel
How do you make sure that you achieve what you plan to do at the beginning of the year? A lot of people have made resolutions for the new year, but like so many promises, they end up being broken days or weeks into the year. For me, it has been six days since I… Continue reading Consistency is Key
2018 is the year of the Stoic, and this means that I am embracing the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius as he reflects on his meditations. Today is the first day, and in the next few months I will be applying the tenets of the philosophy in accordance to how Marcus reminds himself. Today is about… Continue reading Starting the Year of the Stoic
I have been reflecting on a lot of things, and those involve my upcoming major project: The Year of the Stoic, a year long journey into adapting the reflections Marcus Aurelius made on his Meditations.
When I wake up unwillingly every morning, I must remind myself that I am waking up to do the work of a human being. This passage holds an idea I carry each morning, and hope to build the foundation by which I would push forward with my goals.