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PASSAGE OF THE WEEK:
Seneca notes how much time we waste in life. It may well be that we are wasting much of that time and energy thinking about things as unfulfilling and unproductive as being on time. Being punctual is important, yes. But more critical is making time for the things that really matter…and then being on time for those.
— Beware This Thief Of Time (Listen)
YOUTUBE TAKEAWAY OF THE WEEK:
In one of the most-watched videos on the Daily Stoic YouTube Channel, Ryan Holiday discusses how a Stoic can find balance. Through anecdotes about famous Stoics, Ryan tells us how we can achieve balance and, ultimately, a good life:
Watch the full video: How Stoics Find Balance In Their Life
PODCAST TAKEAWAY OF THE WEEK:
In a recent episode of the Daily Stoic podcast, Ryan speaks with scholar and professor of ancient Greek literature and cultural history Edith Hall. They discuss Aristotelian ethics, Aristotle’s theories on happiness, and what it means to be a person, social good, and the importance of enjoying what you do:
Listen to the full episode: Edith Hall on Aristotelian Ethics, Intention, and Human Decency
WHAT RYAN HOLIDAY IS READING:
— Dying Every Day by James Romm
YOUR STOIC WEEKEND REMINDER:
If a book is bad, you can stop reading it!
Epictetus once spoke with a student who was pretty proud of themselves for managing to make their way through a particularly dense work by the Stoic philosopher Chryssipus. They expected Epictetus to be proud. Instead he looked at them and said,
It’s a good reminder to us as readers: There’s nothing impressive about grunting our way through bad writing. Life is short. We can quit bad books. We can spend our time and money on writers who respect their audience, who know how to communicate effectively.
(For more on this….watch this video!)
Thank you. Your comment is most appreciated. Regards. Jay
You definitely get it thank you for explaining that from the heart with purity.
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