Putting things off is the biggest waste of life

Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today.


The Path to Wisdom is in balancing ambition with gratitude

An exploration of the importance of balancing ambition with gratitude and self-reflection, as well as the value of offering guidance and mentorship to others in their pursuits.


Avoid excess in all its forms

Lets explore the importance of avoiding excess and indulgence in our lives. Allow everyday actions to become the background to our lives, rather than the center piece. By focusing on moderation and cultivating the mind, you will lead yourself towards a more fulfilling life.

Marcus Aurelius

Quick-wittedness is not enough alone

One needs more than quick-wittedness to impress the people around you. Make the main event of every interaction your sincerity, dignity, temperance, and good intention and allow your wit to support these more noble virtues.


Cultivating resilience through premeditation

Premeditation fosters mental resilience and equanimity, unlocking the potential for a fulfilled life amidst adversity. Delve into this enlightening passage from De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, drawing on personal experiences and practical guidance to empower you in facing life's uncertainties and challenges with unwavering resolve and wisdom.


The Stolen Lamp and the Path to Virtue

The fateful night my lamp was stolen, a thief stealthily entered my abode and deprived me of this simple possession. Instead of succumbing to anger or frustration, I chose to view the incident as an opportunity to practice equanimity and reflect on the importance of inner virtues. So to can you.


This is our human lot

Our philosophy emphasises the cultivation of a balanced perspective when facing life's adversities is explored, urging us to view our own misfortunes with the same equanimity we demonstrate when confronted with the adversities others face. By nurturing self-awareness and empathy, we transcend self-centeredness and recognize our shared human condition. These principles guide us towards a life of wisdom, tranquility, and contentment, regardless of the challenges we encounter.


A groveler isn't really free

Transcending servitude through inner autonomy and self-mastery is central to becoming autonomous, highlighted by the perils of grovelling for life's necessities. By upholding personal integrity and embracing Stoic virtues, one liberates oneself from the shackles of dependency and subservience. Unwavering commitment to these principles paves the path to true freedom, empowering the individual to stand resolute amid life's capricious tides.