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You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

“You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes, well, you might find You get what you need” The Rolling Stones I struggle with the gap between my expectations and my reality. There are things I am trying […]

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Planned Unhappiness

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “Life is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans”, John Lennon There is a fine distinction between having a plan for your life (a desire) and planning your life in terms of contingencies […]

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The Dichotomy of Stoic Virtue

“Conduct yourself in all matters, grand and public or small and domestic, in accordance with the laws of nature. Harmonizing your will with nature should be your utmost ideal. Where do you practice this ideal? In the particulars of your own daily life with its uniquely personal tasks and duties. “ Epictetus “For what is […]

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Fate and Fortune

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. “ Ecclesiastes 9:11 A recent study […]

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