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Practical Stoicism

Practical Stoicism
I am not a true stoic. I am a modern stoic. I came to that long before I knew what stoicism was. Let me explain how that happened. I frequently use the phrase, "it is, what it is" which is a very stoic phrase. It is a phrase of acceptance. My mind came to that way of thought from the Serenity Prayer. It is most frequently employed by those in Alcoholics Anonymous. A plaque, similar to the one pi...
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Being your “Authentic” Self – According to Dolly Parton

Find out who you are and do it on purpose
There's a concept that is one I dislike greatly. It's the idea of "the authentic self" or the "true self". I dislike the notion because it is a lie. I'm not sure why the lie exists. Perhaps it's a means by which people can excuse the behavior in themselves they don't like. "I don't know why I did that, that's really not me." Well - yes it is. Each moment of each day you are you. The real you, the ...
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