Act in accordance with virtue, but stay away from vices. Yes, sure, that sounds all good and well, but what does it actually mean? Let's start off with a common way of looking at it; as specific practices that are either good or bad. Virtues may be; practicing moderation, gratitude and courage. Whereas for vices … Continue reading On Vice And Virtue
Recently I've been thinking about the concept of being true to yourself and what it is actually means. Naturally there are many ways of approaching this question, and depending on how you look at it, the "answer" differs. Let's say for instance that we are talking about a situation in which we believe someone to … Continue reading What Does It Mean “To Be Yourself”?
The door opens, followed by the banishment of shadows and the invitation of light. I scream and put my hands over the cause of agony, pressing them hard against my face in an attempt of hindering the blinding radiance from reaching through the cracks of my fingers. It feels as if I were comfortably asleep … Continue reading It Hurts Like Hell To Escape From Hell
It is rare that I see someone in public without a phone in hand and earbuds protruding from his or her ears; someone who is not distracted. Thus I have come to ask myself is, what are we trying to distract ourselves from? Silence. Many of us are afraid of silence. That is, we can’t … Continue reading Are You Afraid Of Silence?
To exist in this particular plane of time and state of being is a gift to be grateful for, and yet worry is ever present in the eyes of those whom I pass on the streets, people without a glance to spare for the gift of the moment. They are always going somewhere, never appreciative … Continue reading Is It Too Late To Live in the Moment?
Yes, Ryan, stillness is indeed the key! I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by this book.As such, it may be the first book of his that I've read, but it will certainly not be the last. I believe that this book delivers insightful ideas in a structured and relatable manner. Furthermore the storytelling … Continue reading Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday
Well the simple answer is no, but sure, in some cases yes, let me elaborate. What are the things that money can buy? Let's see, goods and services. If you are someone who is having problems due to external causes, such as living in a very cramped apartment, well then it is an external problem, … Continue reading Can You Just Throw Money On It?
To Give Is To Get What you give is what you get; give nothing and you will in turn receive nothing. Likewise, the opposite is true. Give everything and your kindness will be reciprocated. But do mind that giving because you want something will result in reciprocation that wants something. Aim therefore to become someone … Continue reading Featured Philosophy Shorts
I've always found it strange how people are so very willing to put themselves beneath others, and celebrity idolization as I've chosen to call it, is an example of this. There are naturally people out there who are very gifted at something and that are thus recognized by the public, but that which I have … Continue reading Celebrity Idolization