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?
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
To keep an open mind was one of the many virtues that Antoninus passed down to his step-son, Marcus Aurelius. Keeping an open mind means that we are open to questions regarding our own ideas, actions, behavior, and beliefs. If we are confronted with evidence of a mistake we have made, we should not feel … Continue reading Keeping an Open Mind
There are several books on my bookshelf that I've already read. As a minimalist, the books I already have read usually get passed on to friends or strangers (The Little Free Library), or traded in for another book. Some make the cut and are defined as "want to and probably will read again." These are … Continue reading Read It Again
A practicing stoic must often reflect on their mortality. Momento Mori, a common stoic theme, is to remember that someday we will leave this life. Our eventual passing can be scary to think about. Trying to fathom the infinitude of nothingness can be overwhelming. When I went under for both my shoulder and quad surgery, … Continue reading Not Having Begun