I'm old enough to remember a time when there were common goals and a much larger intersection of interest between those that identified with having conservative or liberal views. Over my lifetime, I've witnessed more and more polarization take place, and a huge divide that has split the nation. I have to believe that at … Continue reading Intersection
Author: Jason Shaw
The Thought of Death
The emotion of fear is common as we ponder our ever-approaching demise. We will not fear it afterwards, which is a more comforting thought. Almost every day, thoughts of the end make their way into my head. If I'm being constructive, I try and use these thoughts for good: to segue into other thoughts on … Continue reading The Thought of Death
Can I Get Out of My Own Head?
By the end of the day on 3/31/2022, I will find out whether I met "minimum requirements" on a 96 hour project I signed up for at the end of January. It is the Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice Final Assessment, and the last hurdle I have to get over to become an Associate in the … Continue reading Can I Get Out of My Own Head?
Without the numerous difficulties and challenges we face in different games and activities, we would lose interest really quick. It is the growth that we perceive in ourselves that keeps us coming back. This is why a lot of people quit during a plateau, as they don't see as much growth as they once did. … Continue reading Welcome, Adversity!
Let the Flames Roar
How do you deal with adversity or tough times? Are you ready for them? The stoics believe that we should prepare ourselves for bad things to happen. Indeed, premeditacio malorem is one of the tenets, which means we should think about our demise. Bad times are inevitible, so we should be prepared. In Marcus Aurelius's … Continue reading Let the Flames Roar