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Having Few Wants And Still Offering A Lot

The writer William Zinsser once wrote an article called “The News From Timbuktu” about his trip to the Malian city to witness camel caravans carrying salt across the Sahara. He was thrilled by the sight of forty camels proceeding in unison over the vast desert, but it was another incident from the trip that impacted…

Anonymous Acts Of Kindness

When was the last time you helped someone without them knowing it was you? Maybe you made an anonymous donation to a JustGiving campaign or returned some lost property and didn’t leave your name. If something similar does come to mind, you should now be feeling that same little buzz you got when you did…

A Struggle With One Of The Stoic Psychological Techniques

The Stoic Psychological Techniques I first became aware of Stoicism after hearing people like Tim Ferriss and Ryan Holiday describe the practical benefits of the philosophy. However it wasn’t until I came across Derek Sivers notes on A Guide To The Good Life that I was really urged to explore it in more detail. On reading William…

Mistakes Don’t Break You – The Southgate Story

Being human, we all know how easy it is to make mistakes. We make them every day. Most of the time they’re small and inconsequential and no one else sees them, like dropping a glass on the floor. Or maybe they’re slightly more embarrassing and we try to fix what we’ve done without anyone finding…

Getting From A To B – Enjoy The Journey

Getting from A to B can be so tedious. Having to be at B in the first place, especially if it’s some social occasion, can be tedious. Sometimes I’d rather stay at A and bask in the comfort of not making engaging conversation. It’s not that I don’t like people, it’s just that I’m an…

Simple Stoic Reminders For Daily Life

Daily life can be busy. And it can be worrying. And exciting, anxious and a whole host of other things that distract us from focusing on ourselves and the present moment. Sometimes we need Stoic reminders, because moments of greater perspective aren't always a priority. In the morning, you might need that Marcus Aurelius quote…

How Stoicism Can Help Both Introverts and Extroverts

The image of a Stoic is often one of the quiet philosopher, focused on deep thoughts and pondering the way of the world. An introvert meditating on life and writing their thoughts in private journals. However it certainly wouldn’t be right to say that Stoicism appeals only to quieter, introverted types. In fact, both introverts…

Stoic Social Media Advice From Marcus Aurelius

One of the most attractive things about Stoic philosophy is how relevant the 2000-year old teachings still are today. Let's face it, pearls of wisdom like "If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it" and "While we wait for life, life passes" never really go…

Stoic Wallpapers – Reminders In The Palm Of Your Hand

With the average user unlocking their phone 80 times per day, there's probably no better place for a Stoic wallpaper than the screen of our devices. Each of those 80 times we pick up our phones to mindlessly check something that won't have changed since the last time, the first thing we see is the lock…

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