The perception of failure varies across cultures. In some cultures, it is seen as a normal and inevitable part of life, while in others it is viewed as a disgraceful or embarrassing event to be avoided at all costs. According to Stoic philosopher Seneca, the only real failure is the failure to try. In this article, we examine its different perceptions across Western and Eastern cultures.Continue reading “The only real failure is the failure to try – Seneca”
The Ultimate Revenge: Becoming Unlike Those Who Hurt Us
Continuing our series on stoic quotes, let’s take a deeper look at another lesson from Marcus Aurelius about revenge. Ah, sweet revenge. Marcus says the best revenge is not to be like the people who hurt us, and that we should choose forgiveness. But are there any scientifically supported benefits to forgiveness? In this post, we’ll go over 3 key benefits that come with choosing forgiveness over revenge.Continue reading “The Ultimate Revenge: Becoming Unlike Those Who Hurt Us”
How much power do you have over your mind?
Have you ever had one of those days where it feels like your mind is working against you? I had a friend recently who was really struggling with negative, intrusive thoughts. It was really frustrating to see because no matter how much I tried to help him see the positive aspects of his life, he just couldn’t shake the negative thinking. And then, I came across this quote from Marcus Aurelius: “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”Continue reading “How much power do you have over your mind?”
Vacation Guilt: 3 Reasons why you can’t step away
It’s been a while since I’ve written on here. Over the past year, I’ve spent quite a lot of time travelling. This might not be interesting news to you, but I never thought I’d find myself in this situation. I always thought I was a homebody, never spending my vacation days and always working. As it turns out, I just had a massive case of vacation guilt.
Vacation guilt – The fear of taking time away from work.
Once I started travelling, I figured out that I loved visiting different countries and cultures. So, I asked myself. Why didn’t I do this sooner? What was holding me back all these years? In this article, I’ll be sharing some personal insights along with three major reasons why I think you might be suffering from vacation guilt.Continue reading “Vacation Guilt: 3 Reasons why you can’t step away”