I can’t really remember whether this actually was the first philosophical text I read out of own will. It's at the very least among the first and the one that lead me down the path of stoicism. You may already know this essay by Seneca. But if you don’t, you should seriously consider spending the … Continue reading On the shortness of life – Seneca
Just finished Thinking, Fast and Slow - and what an awesome book! I have already written a bit about the book in old posts and my previous post compares it to a couple of other popular behavioral science books. But if you find behavioral science and psychology the least bit exciting, you’ll probably love this … Continue reading Experience vs. Memory – duration neglect and peak-end rule
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way To start with - it’s actually not really about stoicism - but about overcoming obstacles. But along with other preconceptions that I held it was one of those that originally kept my away from the book. Yes to start with I thought the book was about stoicism. … Continue reading Ryan Holiday’s book on stoicism
This is just going to be a rather short post on reading or to be precise; note-keeping whilst reading. I have covered this a little bit before, but it seems to be an area where I keep refining my technique. Some techniques stay with me, others drift away - but these following points have stayed … Continue reading Taking notes while reading
I can’t remember who initially led me towards Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, but ever since that first reference, I have stumble upon many, who recommended it. As with most books, I find being recommended, by several different people, I ended up buying it. I’m not new to stoicism in any way, and if my memory … Continue reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, the best version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8rmi95pYL0 I watched this TED talk today, and actually found it rather interesting. Mainly because it seems to deliver some arguments, that might speak against some of the principles of stoicism. As I am quite fascinated by stoicism, this really caught my attention. A part of stoicism is fighting hedonic adaptation, by being content with what … Continue reading Optimism bias – a strike on stoicism?
As stated earlier I will be bringing some notes on books I read. This will be a part of a review of my own notes in the book, and meant to give a really short breakdown, of the books content. Like a little delicious appetizer for people who hasn’t read it, and a reminder for … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled
I usually won't just make a post, about an article someone else has written - but in this case I will make an exception. I had no idea who this guy was, before I read this interview; you might know him. But it is by far one of the best interviews I have read so … Continue reading Interview with Merlin Mann
I had this annoying problem with recalling content of books I read. While reading them I had all these good ideas, all these statements that I agreed with and said to myself - those are wise words, words to live by, advice I should remember etc. Then a few weeks or maybe even days in … Continue reading Read and remember – make it stick!