I make it pretty clear that money can make many aspects of life easier. In fact, I say those exact words. I also say there’s nothing wrong with making “enough” so that you and your loved ones can live a comfortable life. We don’t have much of a choice but to try for that. If you think I—or Seneca for that matter—am…
*Seneca frowns, then goes to sit—but stops*
A) He’s not quite saying that. It’s more like “you can be poor and still be happier than someone who is rich,” which is a sentiment echoed in many philosophies around the world throughout the ages, as well as in research regarding what ‘happiness’ actually is.
Darn that Epictetus guy’s editor. I’ll have to give him a call.
K, you don’t like airports. Noted. Don’t spend time in them. I literally mention you in the first line of this piece. But not everyone has the happiness sucked out of them by simply existing within an airport. Some of us appreciate that time for what it is.
Usually, it’s only a couple of hours. This example was on one of my trips to Japan. After exploring nonstop for two weeks, including a lot of walking, sitting in an airport terminal and doing “nothing” (as in napping, writing, editing photos, reading, watching Netflix, eating, drinking, etc.) until my late night…
That could be cool! I’ll see what I can do :)
This is my favorite typo :)
Maybe! And thanks for bringing this up—it’s good to point out that you should do whatever your physician recommends :)
It was something I considered, but I wanted to keep the focus of this piece on the conflict itself—where and why it began, and how it might finally be ending. If I ever do an explainer-type piece specifically on North Korea, that will certainly be included.
Or one about killer gorillas...
I’m with you. I like monkeys because I think they’re hilarious, but apes like chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas scare me. They’re so strong...
I’d say dwelling on the aspects of reality, and letting them hold you down, is much different than accepting reality. For example, I know I must die, I know I am gradually approaching death (memento mori)... but I don’t lament my fate and stop trying to live well because of it.
Yeah, “stripper clips” right? (I’ve fired a Yugoslavian SKS or M59/66) But I mean those are rarely what people in the news/media are talking about. Most of the time “clip” is referring to a spring-loaded magazine, but fair to point out! (also updated the text above to avoid any confusion, thanks!)
lol the couple that games together stays together :P
To be fair, she feels pretty certain these issues go hand in hand and I’m inclined to believe it’s definitely part of the problem. The full version of her request for advice—which had to be severely cut down due to length—makes that more clear, and also cites several specific examples. I tried to cut her letter down…
My fix for that is having multiple projects to work on. When I get bored of one thing, I swap to another thing. May not be ideal for everyone, but it might help :)
Oh nooo. Okay that’s clearly too much lol
Fair enough—it’s easy to go overboard with this stuff. I also don’t necessarily recommend doing all of these things every day. They’re just options for certain circumstances. Tools in your tool belt, if you will.