What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)
If I was following my own advice, I would say look to the underlying value of things. What is it you really want to accomplish?
What Are The Moral Letters for Modern Times?
The power of an idea doesn’t depend on who it came from, but rather how it influences our behavior today.
The Parable of the Stinky Shoe
What surprised me most of all in this city of wonders were the reactions of the people. Knowing its reputation, I was nervous how the city dwellers would respond to another bumbling tourist.
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.