Ernest Hemingway – Rules for writing. Number 3 will shock you!

Use short sentences. Use short first paragraphs. Use vigorous English. Be positive, not negative. These “rules” can help you present what is important to you. You will be able to present what you are most proud of. You will make clear what you want to accomplish. And the bonus is that people will enjoy readingContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway – Rules for writing. Number 3 will shock you!”

Richard T. Scott – Please do not tell me we can paint a philosophy

Will someone please tell me what’s going on? Life used to be simple. Using words to write a philosophy was the one true way to come up with what you are all about. Then Juliana and Mark come along and crush it with their vision boards. They twist my mind into a pretzel. I hadContinue reading “Richard T. Scott – Please do not tell me we can paint a philosophy”

Richard Overton – will it take you 109 years to be as much at peace as this guy?

Have you ever met a guy as much at peace with life as this guy was? Yup, I said was. He passed away last year. Last year was the end of what seems to be an incredible win streak for Mr. Overton. You sit and listen to this guy, and doesn’t he just lull youContinue reading “Richard Overton – will it take you 109 years to be as much at peace as this guy?”

A stoic thought he could let go. But could he let it be?

Here we are connecting all the dots and creating the masterpiece. This stoic guy thinks we can let it go. It seems like a high strung way to get relaxed and chill out a bit. It seems like the “try these 10 steps and you’ll be living a higher self kind of life” overthinking thatContinue reading “A stoic thought he could let go. But could he let it be?”

Massimo Pigliucci showed he knows everything about Stoicism

Self-control. Discipline. Empire Building. Everyone in Ancient Greece had one of those t-shirts with that slogan on it. They all said it was their way of life. Then, the t-shirt got worn out and got thrown away. Everyone moved on to other philosophies with more pizzazz, and left stoicism behind. Everyone except for Massimo. HeContinue reading “Massimo Pigliucci showed he knows everything about Stoicism”

Hegel would have liked the Sopranos?

The world of Youtube is filled with so many amazing videos. There is a reason why the Sopranos was such a great show. I had no idea that the reason was advanced philosophical themes throughout the entire series. It’s one of those things that happens when a “smart guy” explains something and when he’s doneContinue reading “Hegel would have liked the Sopranos?”

Philosophy of Epicureanism Made Simple

The guy that put this video did a spectacular job. How he made the connection between Office Space and Epicureanism is mind bottling. That’s what makes the difference between smart guys and bloggers. The philosophy is user friendly. It is straightforward. It is easy to explain. It is also easy to do a quick checkContinue reading “Philosophy of Epicureanism Made Simple”