Sympatheia and Its Importance (IM 926)

Sympatheia is defined as the largely interconnectedness between many things. It’s an idea that all things are mutually woven together and therefore have an affinity for each other. Marcus Aurelius talks about this in Meditations. He says that everything in the universe in interconnected and are interdependent. The result of one happenings will affect the…

Being Wrong Is Not Wrong (IM 911)

No one likes being wrong. It is the nature of humans. Once we ignore of being wrong then it becomes a habit. Habit then determines our character. Aristotle once said, habits become our “second nature”. The Ancient Greek Philosopher used to say: True wisdom requires the capacity to delight in being proven wrong. Epicurus said…

Busy Is A Decision (IM 907)

“I am busy” is one of the most unauthentic and lazy statement we make all most all the time. “I’m busy” is an another way of saying this is not important enough. We only do the things we want to do, period. Busy is a decision… The point is: we don’t find time to do…

What we see (IM 895)

Our inner nature controls our external sight. A person with a helping mind sees everything as an act of service and a person with an entrepreneurial mindsets sees everything as a step of innovating something new. This is the reason why we take and reason everything according to our own perspective. A physics professor answers…

We Just Need Patience (IM 893)

Somebody said it beautifully, ” What we seek is also seeking us.” And yes, all we need is just to be patient. What is destined to happen is going to happen and it happens in nature’s way. What is favorable for nature can’t be harmful to human.

Education and Learning (IM 891)

Education is based on compliance and accreditation. It’s popular among contemporary societies and it takes money for the piece of paper that guarantees value. But learning is something different. It is based on personal passion and willingness to try new things. It might not take money as nowadays everything can be found online if we…

Temperance: One Of The Stoic Virtue (IM 883)

Temperance/moderation relates to self restraint, self discipline and self control. It is our ability to choose long term well-being over short term satisfaction. It is the opposite of gluttony, greed, instant gratification, addictive behavior, laziness, and procrastination. Seneca wrote, “Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been…

Making Thoughts Meaningful (IM 881)

Sometimes we’ve to brainstorm to make the decision that is best for us. We have to think out the result decision might bring. That thinking is a meaningful thinking. Meaningful thinking helps us to evaluate problems and short it out effectively. Not only for solving problems, but also during different situations and dealing with different…

Problem and Opportunity (IM 876)

Problems are always available but so is the opportunity. The important thing that matters is the choice we make. Problems and opportunity are related. When our mind consciously recognize being uncomfortable to the circumstances, our mind consider that as a problem, and so do we because we’re the slave of our mind. On the hindsight,…