Recognizing that being the best kind of person is the only thing that matters helps me face how short life is.
This was one of the question end this week.
Life itself is a project. If you manage it well, it will be fruitful journey. If you don’t it will be just another project.
There are many phases in the life of human project. There is a beginning and an end. I realized that just like real life project management if you don’t ponder on lessons learned, you may not have realized that there is always something to learn and improve upon.
Same as life, many blindly live through life without pondering the impact of his or her actions on others and on nature.
I always think of my life as a project. My objective is to at least contribute positively to the earth and mankind. Happiness in this week’s topic is a side effect of things I am doing or thinking. The outcome is being the best kind of person I wish to be.
Oh by the way, Don’t be too overly stoic. I realized that having some crazy laughs and funny jokes should be part of life. Things are not to be taken too seriously.
Studying philosophy is like learning to install a new operating system. Perhaps stoic OS is like iMac OS, a simple system that enables you to automate decision-based on some basic codes (virtue). In fact, most of us operate on automatic pilot. You maybe a Mac or a PC https://youtu.be/0eEG5LVXdKo
Mediation by Marcus is written to himself because he doesn’t have anyone to equate to. A lonely man maybe.
Link to stoicism page