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. …

What is ‘success’? How much of your time is in your control? – The philosophy of: CGP Grey, Apollodorus in Plato’s The Symposium, The Onion, a former student of mine, and I guess mine too.

What do you consider ‘success’? The way that it’s treated by seemingly the majority of the world is: money, fame, recognition, financial assets or some bullshit ass cocktail of the above. But no matter how substantial your bullshit ass cocktail is, do you live a longer life than those without …

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 …

#1: Your name. #2: Your nationality = Two things you had no control over. Yet why do we get worked up if people don’t remember #1, or do we judge people for #2? (You are not your nationality, or name, AT ALL)

Stereotypes are complete bullshit. You are not your nationality, you are a person in the world with a different personality from everyone else, who happened to be born in and grow up in some place in the world. Japanese are a super calm, tranquil people right? Well they also have …

The philosophy of Snufkin [pt.6] – Is the only person –and the only moment– that exists this one right now? There’s no past you, no past you, no future you, but only this one right now?

Tomorrow and yesterday were at a distance. – Snufkin There’s a theory that the only real you that exists is the one you are now. And the only moment that exists is this one right now. And that’s one’s now gone (ie. doesn’t exist anymore). You don’t live in the …

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 …