Amor Fati: How To Learn To Love Your Choices

Choices: The world is what it is. The things that happen to us, are what they are. People will do what they do. A huge source of unhappiness, in my opinion, is the inability most of us have is accepting the ups and downs of life and the choices that result from these. In other Read More …

Robots, Taxation and Slavery

Most people misunderstand Stoicism. They believe that Stoics are unemotional robots. It’s this misconception that draws me, from time to time, to think about the role of robots in society today. And perhaps how they are like our version of slaves. And also, what the consequences of their unstoppable march are on society. Firstly, should Read More …

Why I Don’t Love Luck (And Why You Shouldn’t Too!)

People are irrational. They believe in luck. One manifestation of this is the scramble to buy National Lottery tickets. As of last October last year you had around a one in 14 million chance of winning. This is when there were 49 balls, now that there are 59 balls you’ll now have a one in Read More …

Suffering, Death, and Routine – Letter 24

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In letter 24 Seneca describes Death, Routine and Suffering. Suffering – life is full of it. And pain can be just around the corner. You don’t know what each day will bring. Some of these issues Read More …