Posts filed under “Simple Philosophies”

Appreciating absence – A key to happiness

by Jessica Dang rss | t | f | g+ In our everyday lives, we tend to notice when something is off. Like when we’re feeling stressed because of work, or tired because there aren’t enough hours in the day, or that we don’t have enough money in our bank accounts to do all the things we want to do. It’s easy to […]

On the Shortness of Life – Part I – Finiteness

by Jessica Dang rss | t | f | g+ On the Shortness of Life is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman philosopher who lived between 4BC – 65AD. In his letter to his friend Paulinus, he lays out Stoic principles that have lasted centuries in teaching us about the value of life itself.   Inspired by this essay, […]

Simple Philosophies – Live to Dive In

Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it. ~The Buddha Looking down into deep waters is scary. It’s dark and you don’t know what’s down there. There could be sharks, or poisonous jellyfish, or any manner of monsters, waiting to eat you alive. But you […]

Simple Philosophies – Live like you’ve only got one chance

You only live once… but if you make it worthwhile, once is all you need. Right now, millions of people out there are so busy working to buy more and more stuff, they forget that they’re wasting something so precious that they will only ever have one of it, no matter how much money they […]

Simple Philosophies – Live to listen

It is far more impressive when others discover you good qualities without your help. ~ Judith Martin Every time you meet someone new for the first time, you have one chance to make a good impression. In the first few minutes, an image of who you are is already formed in your acquaintance’s mind. Naturally, you want […]

Simple Philosophies – Live slowly

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience. The human lifespan is short. That’s why we’re told to constantly cram as much as we can into each day. We do things that we like think are important, but aren’t really, […]

Simple philosophies – live with less

Live simply so others may simply live ~ HH Dalai Lama Six billion people live on this planet. Each and every one is worth just as much as the next. But many of them have to struggle to obtain basic human needs such as water whilst others are wasting it washing their cars. According to […]