Are you attracted to philosophy? If so, you might like these books: DK – The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained The School of Life, Anna Doherty & Alain de Botton – Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy John Gray – Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of LifePhilosophy Quote By Peter Kreeft: “Violence is spiritual…”
My philosophy discussion group has been pursuing the topic of what constitutes a good life. We started our quest with a look at ethics and moral philosophy. Wow. In case you’re wondering, there are no real answers in the realm of moral philosophy, even fewer answers than in other fields of philosophy, if that’s possible! […]Instead of achieving the good life, how about a good-enough life?
The Stoics believed that most of our problems in life are caused by placing too much value on things that are not entirely up to us, and neglecting to pay attention to our own character and actions. Love that involves self-deception isn’t real love at all. Yet we deceive ourselves when we ignore the uncertainty […]The Stoic Kiss of Death
“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid”. Epictetus
“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage”. Seneca
“We have art in order not to die from the truth”. F. Nietzsche
“Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science”. H. Bergson
“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live”. Marcus Aurelius
“Free election of masters does not abolish the masters of the slaves”. Herbert Marcuse
“Love is a serious mental illness”. Plato
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”. Plato
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit”. Aristotle
Should you take the path of least resistance? The path of least resistance is the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity among a set of alternative paths (Wikipedia definition). The concept is often used to describe why an object or entity takes a […]Should You Take The Path of Least Resistance?
How many different apps do you have open on your phone right now? How many tabs on your internet browser? And how many different e-mail threads and Facebook messages? If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of each of these – too many, in fact. The myth of multitasking has seeped into […]Do you know about the myth of multi tasking?
A Swedish book was on my list for this week but unfortunately, it doesn’t exist in English. Therefore, I will do my best to share the essence of it and make you feel like you’ve read it. Instead of doing a traditional summary of the book, I will simply take out parts from every chapter […]Week 2 – “It’s All In Your Head” by Michael Södermalm
Mattew Hussey is a love coach and I would add, a life coach also. Alongside his million followers, what makes him a special coach is his special blissful mix of depth and lightness. Deep enough to solve existential issues and light enough to do it with humour. This is the first time I talk about a life coach but in his statement he describes well the inner battle that we face everyday staying home for I don’t how long.