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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Love and Loss

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Love. Universal; and just as many ways to express it, feel it, and describe it. This video uses scientific visuals to artistically illustrate love. My favorite is the first of the six. What Love Looks Like, videos 1-6 from Tangible Graphics on Vimeo. Stunning and provocative. Surreal landscapes made with the human body. Well this is curious. I really can’t imagine wanting to meet some stranger on the public transportation offered in Dallas. But for European cities which rely entirely on metros and subways, your chances of meeting someone decent may increase. ‘Prague transportation officials have suggested a novel way to help combat big city loneliness: introducing singles cars on the Prague metro’ Love in the Time of Public Transportation Even if … Read More

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The Future

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I always harp on fast food. Truthfully, I would eat it if it were healthy. What makes it cheap is obviously the mass-production and removal of all traces of wholesomeness. This is why healthier alternatives have a hard time being both fast and inexpensive. But, people are doing it. Dallas even has a place called Start. It may take a few minutes longer and cost a few dollars more, but there is a growing demand for quality AND convenience. Finally, healthy fast food places are really on the rise now, thank heavens. How can you not think of movies like The Terminator or Total Recall when you come across questions like this one? When Will Smartglasses and Other Wearable Computers Hit … Read More

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