It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no … Continue reading Quote
What makes you who you are today are all the unknown experiences — be it tragic or wonderful. Wait, what are you talking about? Remember all the tough times you went through — when you failed at things that looked simple but weren’t, were bullied by people you considered friends, broke your bones in an accident yet came out … Continue reading The unknown is you
The difference between being happy and being content sounds minimal, but it’s sizable. Happiness is a moment whereas content is a state. It’s similar to tranquility, but with what you have, who you are, and your reason of living life. Most people get enjoyment and are happy for a quick short moment, but are rarely … Continue reading Being content
We often tell ourselves to leave things for tomorrow — we procrastinate. But nobody knows if we’ll wake up tomorrow at the same state of life: being able to walk, speak, listen, taste, feel…or even wake up at all. Life will always be unpredictable. That’s the pure reason it’s interesting. In stoicism, Stoics tend to remind us … Continue reading It’s unpredictable
Time is our most precious and limited asset; the only thing we have and can’t recover, therefore, we must protect it at all cost. Whether it’s at work, personal life, with friends or during our leasure time, be frugal with time. Be careful how and with whom you spend it. At work and during all … Continue reading Be protective of your time
As human beings, we’re all unique. We have our strengths and weaknesses for better or worse. Our personality make us who we truly are. But most people keep comparing their young self with others who’ve lived for longer time, gone through different life situations and walked different paths than them. If you’re someone who’s doing … Continue reading Stop doing this and live happily
A friend and I were recently chatting during our commute and an interesting question came up: what’s more painful, emotional pain or physical pain? Although I quickly replied with what I thought and feel about both, this question had me thinking for the past few days. In the most Stoic side of me, I sort … Continue reading What is more painful?
Epitectus.Friends, partners, and family members will eventually leave you. Material objects come and go. Emotions are momentarily. But what’s forever with you are your thoughts — the way you think. When you can control what and how you think not letting external factors affect or control you, then you’ve won over your mind. Stoics emphasize the importance … Continue reading Control your mind.
Picking and starting a project is simple: you decide what matters to you then you begin working on it until you complete it and ship it. But there are things missing here and there like when will you work on this project — before work in the morning or after work during night? How often and for … Continue reading Self-discipline is a mental battle.