Today's Haiku is inspired by the concept of impermanence in Bhuddism and the changes out of our area of control of Stoicism.


The Daily Haiku for Jan 11. Impermanence.

Like a grumpy old man
(impermanence, change, life, death)
refusing to go.

Today's Haiku is inspired by the concept of impermanence. As I write in my book Less, in both Buddhism and Stoicism, there is this concept that everything around us change.

In Bhuddism, our own nature is subject to change. Said otherwise, we are constantly changing.

Resisting change, not accepting it, leads to unhappiness in both disciplines. In my mind, this is similar to an old man refusing to die. Death is unavoidable, so we need to accept the fact that we are going to die, not just as "oh, well, maybe one day in the future, when I am old", but kind of face that fact and make peace with it today.

Of course, that's a lot easier said than done.