A Little Philosophy Goes A Long Way (Newsletter 062)
In our journey to finding happiness, thinking for ourselves is the key to unlock and then banish all the bad habits that may have crept into our lives.
124 - On Reason Of The Well-Ordered Mind - Moral Letters for Modern Times
If you sometimes felt I have given you new burdens by asking you to think and to study, you now know it was to free you of the burden of accepting what everyone else does.
123 - On Thinking For Yourself - Moral Letters for Modern Times
What the Stoic rejects is conformity to the illusion that pursuing luxuries will bring satiety, that desiring more will ever bring about the condition of feeling one has enough.
122 - On Being A Nonconformist - Moral Letters for Modern Times
No matter how difficult the world becomes when you speak the truth, do you really think it will be better if you tell yourself and others lies instead?
121 - On Instincts And Archetypes - Moral Letters for Modern Times
We have the capacity to respond to our circumstances, and some responses will bring better results than others.
120 - On Divining Virtue - Moral Letters for Modern Times
Repeated observations do not necessarily lead to firmer conclusions, because we are unreliable, biased observers, and inconsistent in our thinking.
119 - On Nature As A Guide - Moral Letters for Modern Times
A need arises naturally and is satisfied naturally. A luxury is fabricated and requires an elaborate system to create and maintain.
118 - On Stepping Off The Treadmill - Moral Letters for Modern Times
It is certainly good to be confident in what you are doing because self-doubt is destructive of peace of mind. But it is better to first be self-critical and to reflect on what you are doing.
117 - On The AI Philosopher - Moral Letters for Modern Times
Wisdom consists not just in making a correct decision, but in making it with understanding of the reason why.
116 - On Slippery Slopes - Moral Letters for Modern Times
Can you tell me now which of your indulgences let grown into vices will be your undoing, or will you tell me that you are safe from all temptation?