The philosophy of Snufkin pt.3 [Snufkin and Socrates on knowing yourself]

In a lot of ways, Snufkin is my hero. Because of this, this and also this. And there’s similarities between Snufkin and another raggedy-clothed fellow who roamed around doing his own thing, without worrying about the distractions, opinions or desires of the outside world –Socrates. Socrates said that the knowing your …

Actually actually

If you searched this site for any word, I would’ve thought that you’d get the most hits for ‘Seneca‘ or ‘Bill & Ted‘ or ‘Snufkin‘, but if you search the word ‘actually’ you get 85. That word is one of my favourites. Why? Because most of what we think on the …

On Challenging Yourself

If someone responds to the question, ‘Why do you want to do that?’ with: ‘To challenge myself’, what does that actually mean? One of my mentors a student to task over exactly that and then followed up asking her, ‘Is the point of challenging yourself just to challenge yourself?’ The power …