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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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Push and Pull

In examining my actions and those of others, the motivations behind them seem to fall into two broad categories, that which I fear and wish to push away, and that which I want and seek to draw to me. In the category of fear are all things that threaten me, both physically and emotionally, and […]

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