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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 hidden agenda, or ego, then the really curious person starts making connections and meaningful relationships.
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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.
The life journey of Curiosity + Growth provides us with a satisfying, meaningful and re...
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 will happen, we are able to love and be with our loved ones while they are still around us. The p...
The Stoics had an ideal but misunderstood mental state they were pursuing in life: The state of Apatheia.
Apatheia means being undisturbed by lesser emotions, and when we have taken into account everything that is in our lives, we can let go of some things, even if they seem valuable to oth...
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 better, and grander, and therefore we forego a mediocre life and find ourselves better than we were.
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Death doesn’t make life pointless, death makes life worth living. Sometimes the discussion about the meaning of life serves no purpose besides distracting you from the answer, which is found in front of you when you live your life.
When you wake up, pretend today is your last day and...
Stoicism is generally understood to be detached and non-reactive towards any of life’s adversities.
In the words of the philosopher William Irvine, the ultimate goal of Stoicism is ‘tranquillity’ or the avoidance of ‘spikes’ in one’s state of mind. The things that are in o...
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… So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supp...
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