Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom– Viktor Frankl
I am likely the worst stoic ever. Despite my incompetency and inability to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ Stoicism remains a highly aspirational operating system that I (one day) hope to achieve some level of proficiency in (I don’t even aim for mastery anymore). It is probably a good thing that my life is soft, coddled and hardship free… otherwise I would probably be in trouble.
Abdication of responsibility
While I endeavored to keep this broadly about Stoicism, I often get sidetracked by all manner of other philosophies… because… well… they’re often better looking… and shiny. If you’re a purist you are likely to be disappointed. Sorry!
The worst stoic ever – Although probably still better adherent than Nero… eh… I hope.
Nature – It hates you. I mean it REALLY hates you.
On death –