What is your emotional reaction to this video? Why did you have that emotion? Is it strange that you had an emotional reaction to this man describing how he seems to have a word that replaces his emotions that might be “negative”. This calls for an double order of blog posts on the Stoics. StayContinue reading “Jocko Willink”
Skip to the 45 minute mark to get to the four truths (or claims) of Epicurian Ethics. The gods are nothing to fear. Death is nothing to fear. What’s good isn’t that hard to get. What’s bad isn’t that hard to endure. This is an enlightened and egoistic hedonism. Or is it an early versionContinue reading “Epicurus on Ethics”
What was Ghandi prepared to do? He gives his answer. He was always prepared to return to jail. He was prepared to use civil disobedience to achieve his goal. He was an optimist. He was soft spoken in this video. He demonstrated supreme confidence. He knew the importance of being authentic.
Michael Gervais talked about a few people that had rock solid personal philosophies. Buddha was one person that was mentioned. Gervais said that Buddha’s philosophy had something to do with suffering, and the loving kindness that can come out of it. Punching suffering in the mouth is how I have usually dealt with it. MaybeContinue reading “Personal Philosophy of Buddha”
Joel Spitzer gives his take on thoughts and actions. Thinking about quitting smoking and taking the action to not smoke today are two different things. Similar to his idea of actions doing more to stop something that harms you, doing something positive can impact your thoughts and words. Today, I went to yoga class. OurContinue reading “Joel Spitzer”
Jennifer guides us to notice if we can be five to ten percent more comfortable. That one sentence is a life philosophy. It can be used by anyone in any situation facing any challenge. You can find her instruction in her Yoga Nidra for Sleep meditation on Insight Timer. Pick a random time today andContinue reading “Jennifer Piercy”
It is a must read book. 100s of people were interviewed. They share their actions, words, and thoughts that they had on 9/11. The Only Plane in the Sky.
Cal Fussman is the most charming story teller ever. He doesn’t speak in poetry. He seems to be talking off the cuff. His passion for the person he happens to be talking about is mesmerizing. Somehow he casts that spell on his listeners. All his words are carefully chosen. He reveals bits of information atContinue reading “Cal Fussman”
Peter Wohleben tells us about the hidden lives of trees. He tells us about how all of the trees in a forest are interconnected. It may seem like he made up a charming story to teach us about the framework of human communities. I am ready to believe him. I take his book as proofContinue reading “Peter Wohleben”
This song goes against everything I stand for. All of the talk about modern philosophy for the modern man gets McCartney uncomfortable? English Irish guys were never known for their pondering. I’m not going to let it be if I can spend the rest of my waking hours on this earth pondering over why I’mContinue reading “Billy Joel ft. Paul McCartney – Let It Be”