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We like to think that we are in control of our lives, but we continue to let our emotions ride a roller coaster, depending on what happens with us. If something bad happens, we have to be sad. If something good happens soon after, we're excited.
We are not puppets in the hands of our feelings. We should be the ones in control of our emotions.
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There is more to life than a career.
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Stoicism helps us to manage and think through our emotional reactions. It makes our circumstances easier to bear.
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We should consider why we do what we do. Holding onto mindless habits means that we have stopped thinking about them.
Find out what you do out of rote memory. Ask yourself if it is really the best way to do it.
Each day presents us with many tasks and distractions. What should I wear? Am I eating well enough? What's next for me in life?
Approach each day as if it is the last. You don't need to get lost in all the distractions in life. Focus on the few things that make it possible to live...
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