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 …