Never Cease To Ask “Why”

Never Cease To Ask “Why”

“Why” is one of the most important questions that anyone can ask, and can continue to ask, in daily living. The simple three-letter word provides the magnifying glass that looks into why we do what we do, why we say what we say, and why we believe what we believe....
Taming Fire: The Stoics On Anger

Taming Fire: The Stoics On Anger

At some point today, you will likely feel the jolt of anger. It might be on your commute home when someone cuts you off in traffic, or during an unpleasant interaction with your boss. Anger, in a primal sense, is a defense mechanism. It accelerates us to action during...
The Ego Hates Being Content And At Peace, But Why?

The Ego Hates Being Content And At Peace, But Why?

In the context of modern culture, the ego is often very partially defined as “big-headedness” or feeling superior or inferior to what you actually are. However, this is just one aspect of the entire functioning of the ego. A fuller definition of the ego would be the...
The Politician, The Writer, And His Final Act

The Politician, The Writer, And His Final Act

In his later years, Seneca the Younger walked a rare line between the edge of immense political power and deep philosophical introspection. Beyond his philosophical writing, Seneca’s political career and his twilight years are dramatic, chaotic, and subject to much...
Are You Living With The World’s Worst Roommate?

Are You Living With The World’s Worst Roommate?

If you have ever lived away from home, maybe for a job, for college or university, you might have experienced a pretty terrible roommate one time or another. In fact, you may be unfortunate enough to have had a good few of them. Maybe they never did their dishes, left...