This one came out a bit more food-oriented that originally intended, mostly because that's what the best source material was harping on. But it really applies to anything we might lust after or dread. Taking the edge off of emotions like these through the use of reason is a key aim of Stoicism.
This is a new chapter, soon to be added to "Practical Stoicism". I had a hell of a time carving it down to the requisite "1 page", but once it was done, the resulting version actually came out far better than the original. It's interesting how having to use fewer words make you use better ones.
About the only thing I still miss was the extra quote I had to throw out:
Anything worth doing is worth doing well. (Your mom)
The following is a re-write of one of the first exercises written for Practical Stoicism. When I was simply writing for myself, I did a lot of cut-and-paste off the internet, mashing ideas from multiple sources together to create a kind of rambling Frankenstein monster of a booklet. It simply didn't read as well as it should have, with jumps from proposition to conclusion without pausing for explanation. And then back again. I intend to go back and fix that over time, at least for the worst of them.
Because the world needs ONE MORE BLOG!
I've been generating a little content lately that just doesn't fit on Facebook. Things that might offend someone I might want to give me money, or stuff I just don't want to have to explain. So here it goes.
c0c0c0.net will be less like the front page of a newspaper and more like a keepsake box. A dusty one. Hidden in the back of the closet.
I can't promise that you'll find anything you like. Or anything that's actually good. It might, however, be interesting. Maybe. Again, no promises.