What are you attached to? If you remove it from your life, can you handle it? + The Philosophy of: Socrates (on indifference)

Is it possible to not get attached to anything? Because nothing is actually yours. Your house, your car, your lifestyle, your marriage, your dog, your possessions, they’re not yours. They can easily be removed from your life in ways you have no control over (maybe even suddenly without warning). Oh okay. …

The philosophy of: Robert California – In any situation –awkward, uncomfortable, weird, unusual, difficult or whatever– comfort is controlled by you

There’s a lot of reasons Robert California is one of the greatest fictional characters there ever was and here’s another one. When two people start talking about personal relationship shit in front of him, they start to feel bad for him and pitifully tell him, ‘I’m sorry this must make …

Can you use your mind to not get pissed off over annoying things (or even enjoying them?) + Pretending to be Charles Darwin to not throw brooms at magpies

There’s a pair of magpies who came outside my window every few mornings. And they sound like a piece of shit (pretty much like this). CRAW-CRAW-CRAW-CRAW-CRAW… Fucking SHUT UP. It starts around 5am, directly outside the window and it doesn’t stop. And the other morning it was so fucked I chucked …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.4] – I got 3 students, my girlfriend and a friend to insult me in 3 different languages (and also English) to test Epictetus’ theory

This is a I-don’t-know-how-many-yet part longform examination of insults (and getting offended)… Here’s Part 1: The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…) Part 2: Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that comes out …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.1] – The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…)

When they teach kids this in primary school: Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. …it’s actually genius. Never ever in the history of the world ever ever has something someone said physically hurt, maimed or killed someone. Yet we treat insults as they were …

The Stoicism of: Chloe (the ‘Wow we’re going to Disneyland do I look like I give a fuck’ girl)

Stoicism’s about focusing on and thinking only about the things you can control. And forgetting about the things you can’t. It’s about focusing on now, and not taking anything–past, present or future–for granted. Because one, your future’s not guaranteed AT ALL, two, at any moment you could leave life, and three, it’ll be over …