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Daily Stoic

In 2018, I started reading this book: The Daily Stoic. It contains 366  short meditations on wisdom, perseverance, and the art of living, one for every day of the year. I decided to write a short post about my thoughts, and feelings on every passage, as a way of commitment.

You are welcome to follow along and share your own thoughts. I will post one short mini-article every day, so you can visit this page or follow me on Twitter to stay up to date.

Ready? Let’s begin with the first meditation of the book:  January the 1st.

Don’t Get Mad. Get Help

The Daily Stoic for October 14th, “Don’t Get Mad. Get Help”. “Are you angry when someone’s armpits stink or when their breath is bad? What would be the point? Having such a mouth and such armpits, there’s going to be a smell emanating. You say, they must have sense, can’t they tell how they are offending others? Well, you have sense too, congratulations! So, use…

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Revenge Is A Dish Best Not Served

The Daily Stoic for October 13th, “Revenge Is A Dish Best Not Served”. “The best way to avenge yourself is to not be like that.”—MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.6 “How much better to heal than seek revenge from injury. Vengeance wastes a lot of time and exposes you to many more injuries than the first that sparked it. Anger always outlasts hurt. Best to take the…

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Always Love

The Daily Stoic for October 12th, “Always Love”.  “Hecato says, ‘I can teach you a love potion made without any drugs, herbs, or special spell—if you would be loved, love.’”—SENECA, MORAL LETTERS, 9.6 Curiously enough, this week my parents renewed their vows. They’ve been married for more than 40 years. Some weeks ago, my father retired. My mother has been retired for some months now,…

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Honesty As Our Default

The Daily Stoic for October 11th, “Honesty As Our Default”. “How rotten and fraudulent when people say they intend to ‘give it to you straight.’ What are you up to, dear friend? It shouldn’t need your announcement, but be readily seen, as if written on your forehead, heard in the ring of your voice, a flash in your eyes—just as the beloved sees it all…

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Reverence And Justice

The Daily Stoic for October 10th, “Reverence And Justice”. “Leave the past behind, let the grand design take care of the future, and instead only rightly guide the present to reverence and justice. Reverence so that you’ll love what you’ve been allotted, for nature brought you both to each other. Justice so that you’ll speak the truth freely and without evasion, and so that you’ll…

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