Practical Stoicism

Beware your passion or use a little common sense when you act on the following convictions.

Use a page worth on each journal entry.

The idea is to think about what you may want to practice.

Get up! Or get at it. Do it. Be here and do it now.

It is all about character and virtue or doing it right.

Epictetus, Discourses 1.2

Of one thing beware, O man: see what is the price at which you sell your will. If you do nothing else, do not sell your will cheap.

Work on your virtues or character. What do you value. What is important to you?

Assess the way you do your life. Think about your own stuff.

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A Stoic Discourse

To journal about the stoic way.

To be present in my conscious awareness of being stoic.

It is the good life and doing no harm.

To state the principles and steep myself in the conversation and my voice to discover my way.

Much like the morning and evening stoic routine, it is a form or means to become conscious and discover the here and now, what is important part of my life.

To discipline myself in the art of living, is to discover my next step.

In a way, the reward is doing the step forward, committing to the choice, a better way to move now.

Letting go of the desire, or tolerating the aversion in whatever form it manifests.

A bit like Sting’s song about ‘every breath you take’. But do no harm.

Humanity’s Right To Be Fair

To be fair is not an entitlement.

But it is a right.

Music, math,myth, mate,

Music to warm the soul.

Math to model a better future.

Myth to demonstrate the truth.

Mate to make love, prosper and engage the world.

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There Is Some Politicking With COVID-19

www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-how-did-conservatives-come-to-be-so-attracted-to-extremism/

Opinions vary, but the left and the right are showing off to people all the time.

Call them who you may, the COVID-19 crowd may be a conservative taking selfies with protest leaders or liberals mocking those who do.

But you may want to stay informed about COVID-19 politics.

It is time to rejoin society in most aspects.

You may have always been a little apathetic about ‘the vote’.

Education is key.

Please read the above article and stay informed in all your affairs.

What Are You Trying To Do….?

There is no substitute for good ideals like compassion, and courage and the pursuit of truth and contemplation.

The meaning of life is not a secret.

These ideals will make you more alive.

Some will want to pursue a system too abstract or too ideal.

This system is called contemplation of the self.

But these ideals can be corrupted by counterfeiting and end up harming yourself and others.

So why bother at all?

It is good , during formal education to think about and ‘try on’ ideal to live a good life.

At best you will be happy!

At worst, you will get on with your life.

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A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment

A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment
— Read on theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/spring-2019/a-handbook-for-new-stoics/

To study a way of being like this one may be a good decision, but only you can decide.

It is a way that is tried and true, given the work involved it may be no simple task.

From my experience, being grounded with purpose is one angle but there are many benefits to putting these principles into practice.

A philosophical approach to good living may be an understatement…

Veggies Vs. Meats

Is it reasonable to stay like we are and do what we do?

Don’t answer that, but perhaps it is time to look at what we are doing with food.

There is a great debate which involves many big problems on planet earth: climate change, to eat or not eat meat (our health and welfare may depend on it), and changes are being spurred on by new concerns and interest due to Covid-19.

The exact place to start in this quagmire of change may be to start reading about the great debate.

Please support the effort and read the link below about meat and veggies.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/meat-good-or-bad?slot_pos=article_1&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=authoritynutrition&utm_content=2021-11-12&apid=33698272&rvid=7004c9f8ea76b5b149637b040bea52dca121a678ee4be0447b2fa425e9fc4e77

How to make a difference in the world

www.ted.com/talks/will_macaskill_what_are_the_most_important_moral_problems_of_our_time

Be a world citizen.

Do no harm and use the proper use of impressions by practicing good practices.

Forgive the world and learn not to judge, blame,shame,gossip yourself or others.

Learn to listen and learn.

Start today to treat yourself with respect by caring for yourself.

Imagine what you can do.

Canadian Government?

www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/five-key-takeaways-from-trudeaus-substantial-cabinet-shuffle/

Any government can have citizenship.

What does citizenship mean to you?

Do your best.

Think.

Do no harm.

Proper use of impressions.

Why You Shouldn’t Hang Keys With Your Ignition Key…

Have I got your attention?

Why You Should Vote In The Canadian Election!

There are lots of reasons we decide to vote. My top three are my civic duty as a Canadian citizen, my concern for the pandemic and climate change.

You will have just as many reasons.

But I like to help people think by asking provocative questions and writing in suggestive ways.

I like philosophy and believe life is worth the struggle.

Choose wisely this election because it is an important one.

But don’t take my advice or think too hard.

Kinda fun to hear about hanging car keys on the ignition. I do it all the time. I am glad I read the article above because I think it will help me change a bad habit and start using my ignition key by itself.

Good luck voting (if you do) and with the car key thing, but isn’t it more interesting to start thinking more…