Lessons From Jack Bogle (IM 921)

“You must wait until the evening to enjoy the splendor of the day.” Sophocles Founder and chief executive of The Vanguard Group, Jack Bogle, is considered as one of the greatest American investors. The ideal investment vehicle for Bogle was a low-cost index fund held over a period of a lifetime with dividends reinvested and purchased…

The Mindset We All Need (IM 916)

It is to meditate on the wrong and evil things that can happen in the future and prepare ourselves to become mentally and emotionally strong. It’s to be aware that bad things are inevitable. This is the mindset we all desperately need… We all try to pacify other people if something goes wrong to them…

Decision To Avoid Multiple Decisions (IM 912)

“You could live life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” –Marcus Aurelius There are some decisions which can be made to avoid various decisions. And I desperately need it… Our every decisions are based on what we see, experience and think which is shaped by what we do everyday….

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…

Kindness or Anger: What Is More Manly? (IM 902)

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one -Meditations, 10.16 These words written by Marcus Aurelius to himself about 2000 years ago still resonates today. What he meant by these words is-  it isn’t what we say that defines our character, it’s what we do. Today, in a society obsessed…

Psychological Resilience (IM 901)

It’s a psychological toughness. It’s an ability to mentally and emotionally recover from difficulties. It also enables us to withstand adversity and bounce back from it more strongly than before. The ancient philosopher from Epictetus to Seneca to Marcus Aurelius are the huge admirer of the resilience. Epictetus who was the slave once said, “You…

A Remainder We All Need (IM 899)

Memento Mori The ancient practice of meditating on mortality goes back to Socrates, who once said that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” One day we all die, that’s what we all have been told and that’s what we believe. But we are, in fact, dying everyday. We…

Cheat Day Is A Trap? (IM 897)

“Cheat Day” is a term most familiar to people in fitness world. It’s when they take an excuse in the name of cheat day to eat/do what they like. But it’s a trap… That one day in a week has the high probability of dismantling the improvements of other six days.