Stoics and Stoicism

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When I came across this picture of myself yesterday, I thought ‘this is one thing I do really well’. (since I somewhat berated myself in the previous post) Stoic : a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion.   Stoicism : a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 b.c., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature. conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain. List of Famous Stoics : One of the most famous is inarguably Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman Emperor from 161-180 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is essentially the journal of thoughts by an army gneral, not … Read More

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Self Awareness

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Revised: Title Changed & an article added at the end. There is the colloquialism, perception: Everyone you meet is fighting their own battle. No truer truth exist. Clichés exist because they are true. How deep or superficial your battle is, (this is subjective) the end of the year holds its own cloud (negatively) or billows up a parachute you collect the year under (positively) for consideration. Ends are conclusions. Periods seem final. Another year wrapping up is another year getting older, literally. Regardless, it is a linear concept. What is a resolution? Why does it have a collective behavior or belief around it? Bullshit My new behavior is questioning everything. General human behavior and Personal behavior. Why am I thinking … Read More

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Kitchen Basics, Life Basics

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I am standing in my kitchen, leaned against the counter eating a hearty, seasonal winter soup. I see your kitchen light on from across the way. I know you work in the food industry, whether making, serving, or cleaning -it does not matter. We are all susceptible to any environment we are in, literally or subliminally. I wonder what you are making as a meal, as you are not and never dictated by time. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are merely frameworks and concepts of linear-living people. Your clock runs counter to the office employee, the more casual everyday kind of behavior. Your later night lifestyle can be seen as counter-intuitive to human nature, but maybe now, you have the capability … Read More

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Questionnaire

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Piggy-backing on the previous post covering social media: I thought I’d answer a questionnaire/quiz once apparently something of MySpace (wiki) behavior. MySpace (current site, wtf) what the hell is that now? I was never on it, knew few on it, thought of it as a music sharing community mainly -but let’s be honest: it was the first internet social scene, predominantly based off a visual avatar, too. We are a shallow folk, aren’t we… Ok so, I follow a very prolific, bad-ass woman, UK blogger. We have loads in common. She writes on a few things I especially love, even the tiniest excerpts of her and her mother’s conversations. I shall absolutely do that; it’s actually the next post… BUT … Read More

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Social Media verses Self-Evolution

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin November ’15 Review I read this picture with quite a lot of relief, truthfully. Where most people place blame outwardly, I often need reminding it is not necessary nor constructive to internalize everything or beat down myself so much. And the ~so much~ is the root of the problem: Today’s World The link goes to the Lefsetz Letter, a blog by an experienced exec in the music biz., touting ‘first in music analysis’. This one highlights great observations: Scarcity is History or More Information, Greater Ignorance.  He was recommended by Seth Godin, an internet entrepreneur-genius I admire. Bob Lefsetz writes in a one-stream-of-thought style and yes, mainly about the music business, but the post are … Read More

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