The Stoicism of: Tom Brady & Bill Belichick – The past is no indicator of present or future success. Do your job. This job right now.

The NFL regular season has only 16 games (compared to 82 in the NBA, same in the NHL and 162 in hockey, for comparison). Also, only 12 out of the 32 teams make the playoffs (which are all one off games, also, significanltly less than the other major sports which …

‘The Weather Outside is weather’ – On the Weather [The philosophy of: Kunu from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Example, Snufkin and I guess mine]

The weather outside is weather. This could be your last day on earth. So you can either lament something that WAY out of your control (the weather) or do whatever you want to do anyway (in rain it can actually become an even more tangible and memorable experience). This is …

The things we most avoid doing are the things that we should. Now. (& The Stoicism of: Tim Ferriss & Former champion weightlifter Jerzy Gregorek)

That thing you’re avoiding doing, that conversation you’re avoiding having, that decision you’re afraid to make… do it. Now. Before you do it, you are chained to fear of it, and fear and paralysis from inaction and the status quo. Be honest with yourself and with the people in your …

Everything you do, do it for a reason – The Philosophy of: Miyamoto Musashi [pt.1]

Do Nothing, which is of no use. – Miyamoto Musashi Scrolling through your Instagram news feed for 35 minutes ‘just because, you know’, or just opening Snapchat for a couple minutes because ‘you know, why not’ or saying I’m bored and scrolling through your Instagram feed for 28 more minutes is a waste of …

The Stoicism(?) of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll – Did the Seattle coach just undermine his own belief in his players (and/or in himself)? [+ The -for reals- Stoicism of: LA Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers]

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is one of the most recognisable Stoics in the world (at least in the world of sports). And today, the Seattle Seahawks needed to win to make the NFL playoffs. But not only that, they needed another result to go their way, in a game that …

If you have calmness, perseverance and a clear mind, you’re good. You can face anything in life (The virtues of おちついてる, しつついける and むになる)

The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. – From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations If you want to go through life with a strength of mind and will that is never phased, troubled or damaged, there’s three things you need… The three virtues that will keep …

Missing the point #6 & [Am I full of shit? #2]: Why am I getting a tattoo of Snufkin today?* (Especially since he’s maybe the last person who’d see the point in getting one) *Actually,2 of him and 2 of what he says.

What’s the point of tattoos? I don’t know and it might be different for every person, but today I’m getting this done on one arm: And this on the other: With this text somewhere too: It’s so exciting… Things which you have no control over… You can see a great …

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 …

The philosophy of: The 1975-The Sound (& Kanye West) – Facing your flaws, weaknesses and faults builds strength. Distracting and deluding yourself makes you vulnerable and fragile (+ my experiment doing the opposite of Kanye).

Kanye has this picture on his living room wall: And it’s there because as he says, ‘Well, I gotta cheer for me before anyone else can cheer for me.’ But isn’t that relying on something else, something out of your control, to give you self worth? Say the picture gets …