The Gift


The Egg – A Short Story

IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey

Watch a few times first. The short film is packed with archetypes and symbolism. You may even consider pausing each scene to take in the nuance infused by the artist. Please enlarge to full screen and increase volume for an Continue Reading

Epictetus – How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions (Stoicism) – YouTube

What motivates you?

Surprisingly, you may find many people don’t know how to answer this question. Try it, ask someone. Ask yourself. What’s your answer? Why do you do what you do? Resist the temptation to make up something on the spot. You may realise Continue Reading

Socrates: Fundamentally, you don’t know anything.

Socrates is the father of western philosophy. He became famous for using a method of questioning to arrive at the truth of a statement, forever know as dialectic or the Socratic method. The method consists of challenging certain beliefs with Continue Reading

6 Steps to Thinking Like Socrates (Pt. 2)

In the previous post “6 Steps to Thinking like Socrates” I outlined my 6 C’s process of thinking through an issue: Clarify, Contemplate, Critique, Counter, Consequences, Conclusion. Whether large or small, simple or complex, thinking in a methodical manner has Continue Reading

6 Steps to Thinking Like Socrates (Pt. 1)

Thinking is hard. Thinking through a complex problem is even harder. We all have thoughts, but we’re rarely thinking in an efficient manner. Thoughts seem to pop-up into a narrative that feels correct. Through repetition, those thoughts become justified beliefs. Continue Reading

Heraclitus: The only constant is change

Heraclitus is one of my favourite philosophers. His small book Fragments is easy to read and fundamental to understand. His core teaching that the only constant in life is change was crucial in my future outlook with Motor Neuron Disease (ALS). Continue Reading

Epicurus: For a pleasant life

Epicurus was one of the last great Greek philosophers to focus on the subject of living a happy life. His approach, commonly known as Epicureanism, has been a widely misunderstood term often associated with a lifestyle of excess pleasure, particularly Continue Reading