Stoicism

Stoicism

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. And so, because I am lazy, instead of getting their own category I dumped them in here and then quickly closed the door.

Stoic-esque posts

The worst stoic ever

Nature

Christmas letter from Iwo Jima

On death

Anonymity and the power of celebrity

Prussian traits

You dropped your rock

‘Good‘ –

Philosopher suicide

Why I can’t have nice things

Making the case for the commute

Regrets

‘Despite all my rage’

Arbor Mortis

A book for all and none

Zeno-ness

The first cut is the deepest

Blackface

Life, Lemons and lies –

Promethean

How are you?

Headgames

I’ll just leave this here

Precipitation and other things that will get you wet

Darwinism

Popcorn

Deathbox