Getting upset with people is not about them doing things because they don’t like or respect you, it’s a question of how much you like and respect yourself – How to stay calm with people (Look for the pin)… The philosophy of: The School of Life

If someone pisses you off or disappoints you, that is not an issue of them purposely doing things because you are easy to take advantage of, you are stupid or that you don’t deserve respect. People doing things to upset us is decided by us. If someone disappoints us, it’s not …

‘I don’t care.’

If you just come out and say ‘I don’t care’ about something, without anyone asking (as opposed to someone asking ‘Do you care about…?’, it’s possible that you actually do care. And a lot. The actually don’t care or worry about are the things we don’t even think about. And …

‘Better a priest, than a beast.’ – The Philosophy of The Mighty Boosh’s Bongo Brothers, specifically Rudi Vandisarzio (If balance and moderation is essential to everything, then is indifference to everything also the key to a good life)?

Once upon a time, The Bongo Brothers went wandering the desert, in desperate search for the new sound. Well, it was once upon a time in an episode of The Mighty Boosh. And this is how it all went down. And while Spida Dijon is a brash, young and wild ‘typical’ …

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 …