"I had to get away, I was losing my interest. Instead of expanding my world, I was just scanning Pinterest." - Things People Do by Phish

 January 14,2020 21:42 : permalink

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” -- Marcus Aurelius

 January 01,2020 21:11 : permalink

"As the sun does not wait for prayers and incantations to be induced to rise, but immediately shines and is saluted by all: so do you also not wait for clappings of hands, and shouts and praise to be induced to do good, but be a doer of good voluntarily, and you will be beloved as much as the sun." (Fragments of Epictetus)

 December 24,2019 10:22 : permalink

Happy Festivus!

 December 23,2019 08:30 : permalink

"A man who suffers before it is necessary suffers more than necessary" -- Seneca

"My philosophy is if you worry, you suffer twice." ― Newt Scamander

 December 17,2019 10:05 : permalink

"Take a view from above — look at the thousands of flocks and herds, the thousands of human ceremonies, every sort of voyage in storm or calm, the range of creation, combination, and extinction. Consider too the lives once lived by others long before you, the lives that will be lived after you, the lives lived now among foreign tribes; and how many have never even heard your name, how many will soon forget it, how many may praise you now but quickly turn to blame. Reflect that neither memory nor fame, nor anything else at all, has any importance worth thinking of." — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 9.28

 December 11,2019 05:52 : permalink

“Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person or that person, this challenge, this deed. Quit the evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in right now. You are not some disinterested bystander. Participate. Exert yourself.” — Epictetus

 December 02,2019 08:51 : permalink

There was a country mouse 🐀 and a city mouse 🐁 and they were very good friends.

 November 26,2019 01:45 : permalink

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice tangled web weaving.

 November 25,2019 10:00 : permalink

"It does not matter how young or strong you may be, the hour of death comes sooner than you expect. It is an extraordinary miracle that you should have escaped to this day; do you suppose you have even the briefest respite in which to relax?" -- Yoshida Kenkō, a 14th century Japanese Buddhist monk.

 November 16,2019 06:46 : permalink

I hope my 3rd grade teacher doesn't ever become a hacker!

 November 11,2019 03:28 : permalink

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” -- Seneca

 November 09,2019 12:03 : permalink

"Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities." -- Fred Rogers

 October 29,2019 16:03 : permalink

"If someone tried to take control of your body and make you a slave, you would fight for freedom.

Yet how easily you hand over your mind to anyone who insults you.

When you dwell on their words and let them dominate your thoughts, you make them your master." -- The Manual by Epictetus

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 October 16,2019 05:55 : permalink

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.” C. S. Lewis

 October 14,2019 08:30 : permalink

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus

 October 02,2019 20:31 : permalink