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 …

The philosophy of: Gang of Youths ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ pt.1 – Persevere (also pt.1)

You are unfortunate in my judgement, if you have not been unfortunate. – Seneca, from On Providence I don’t know how to describe how flippin’ brilliant Gang of Youths are and how bloody excellent their latest album is. So I’ll just demonstrate with a real life story, written in a way …