Coffee Break

39 – Setbacks

“A setback has often cleared the way for greater prosperity. Many things have fallen only to rise to more exalted heights.” – Seneca

38 – Practical Stoicism

“My advice is really this: what we hear the philosophers saying and what we find in their writings should be applied in our pursuit of the happy life. We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching, and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application – not far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech – and learn them so well that words become works.” – Seneca

13 – Boundaries

Since we cannot control other people and have to accept them for who they are, does that mean we have to accept their bad behavior?

12 – Accepting Others

“Let philosophy scrape off your own faults, rather than be a way to rail against the faults of others,” wrote Seneca. Rather wasting time trying to change others, we should learn how be more accepting of who they are.

10 – Consistency

A key factor in living a principled life is consistency. What areas of your life could be improved with a little consistency?