Words to Ponder #2
“If you wish to improve, be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters – don’t wish to seem knowledgeable. And if some regard you as important, distrust yourself.” Epictetus Epictetus was a stoic philosopher, and my favorite among them. The message here is clear: if you want to learn or do better, don’t…
Trust must come from within. For one who does not find trust in themselves will never find it in others.
Choice of Action
Problems exist everywhere. There’s obstacles, setbacks, failures, and other things there that often derail ours’ and others’ goals. Whether we like it or not, they exist. They always will exist. Many are self-inflicted, and many are simply a condition of nature — they happen because they happen. What are you doing about it? It’s a…
It is strange sometimes as to how the world works. How common strands weave their way through life tying various seemingly unrelated things together. It is no wonder that sometimes it is so easy to see the world as operating through fate, destiny, or divine providence. Often they are just small things, things that might…
The Education of Jeremy
What is education? What is its purpose? Is it for information? Knowledge? Then what is knowledge? The question has been bothering me for some time. From my life as a dispassionate high school student to an actively engaged college student to one who is 50/50 in university. It’s a question I ask as my own…