Two lessons from Meditations – Book VI (IM 812)

The following are the two lessons from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which I find intriguing: You take things you can’t control as “good” and “bad.” And of course when the “bad” things happen or the “good” one don’t you blame the God and feel hatred for the people responsible – or those you…

People, technology, and money (IM 763)

These three things make anything possible. It’s beginning of every success stories. If we have a right people and money, then we can create technology which leads to many innovations. With right people and right technology, we can attract funding which is necessary for pitching up any startups. The tragic thing is people with a…

Lessons from Cato (IM 704)

Marcus Porcius Cato the Younger, better known to the world simply as Cato. He was the senator who led the opposition to Julius Caesar in the last years of the Roman Republic, then killed himself rather than live under a dictator. In his own day, he was a soldier and an aristocrat, a senator and a…

Stoicism (IM 703)

“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca It is the way of life which involves training and practice for endurance of pain and hardship without even displaying the feelings. It helps us to regulate our thoughts and emotions. Stoicism has been growing increasingly over past decade, with the…

Stoicism (IM 498)

According to the dictionary “stoicism” is the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint. I’m in love with the stoicism. Following are my favorites stoic quotes by Epictetus: “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” “If you want to…