Emotions are a choice

Once dismiss the view you take, and you are out of danger. Who, then, is hindering such a dismissal?   – Marcus Aurelius, from Meditations 12:25 What if instead of saying ‘I’m happy’ or ‘I feel like shit’, before the emotion, you put: ‘I choose’? So for example, instead of those you’d …

The philosophy of: The Mighty Boosh Moon (aka Noel Fielding)

This is Noel Fielding as Vince Noir in the brilliant, mid-2000s British comedy, The Mighty Boosh. Is he the coolest character ever on the tellee? You decide… (I say yes)¹: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktT_P9W_iuo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKwDfdL-N2k or, here as frontman of Kraftwerk Orange… Challenge: can you come up with a better signature move than …

Who or what do you ACTUALLY need?

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. And even then, after the government had decided to let him out, he still tried to get more time (so people outside could have enough time to plan events to mark his release). The only things you need are the things that keep …

One word changes everything

A friend wrote to me today telling me it’s been an ‘interesting’ time for me lately. Now, you don’t need to know what ‘interesting’ means in this case, but interesting is the right way to put it. There is no good, no bad, no sad, no tough, no difficult things that happen. …