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The Stoics had an ideal but misunderstood mental state they were pursuing in life: The state of Apatheia.
Apatheia means being undist...
“…If a man can reduce his needs to zero, he is truly free: there is nothing that can be taken from him and nothing anyone can do to hurt him.”
Apatheia is a mental state where we are not letting daily annoyances, circumstances, events, and even our passions affect our inner core being.
We are accepting that losses and bad events wil...
Apatheia is an ideal state, a lofty goal, something to strive for.
A seemingly impossible goal has a tendency to kick us into accomplishing something great. We strive to be ...
By having audacious goals, a man starts to strive daily for attaining progress.
When someone is genuinely curious and asks us careful and compassionate questions, it makes that person positively memorable.
Once there is no malice or evil intent in the questions or any hi...
If we have a life of Curiosity without any Growth, it brings pain and regret. If we have a life of Growth, without any Curiosity, then we are following a rigid path with zero exploration...
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