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#70: How to Change Your Mind

#70: How to Change Your Mind

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Welcome to another Mindf*ck Monday, the only weekly newsletter that brings up philosophy on a first date. Each week, I send you three potentially life-changing ideas to help you become a slightly less awful human being.

1. To Stoic or Not to Stoic? – For many years now, a lot of people have mistaken my work for Stoicism. If you don’t know, Stoicism is a form of ancient Greek philosophy that has made a notable comeback in popularity the past few years. Stoics believe in weathering pain, choosing rationality over emotion, and not being a selfish twat.

While there’s certainly a lot of overlap between my work and Stoicism, I don’t agree with everything in Stoicism and don’t personally identify as a Stoic. Yet, despite this, year after year, I see more and more people classifying my work as Stoicism. 

So, I decided to sit down and write an extensive article describing Stoicism and then also explaining how my personal beliefs differ. The TL;DR is that my background and beliefs are more existentialist and Buddhist. So if you want to nerd out on lengthy comparisons of Stoicism, Buddhism, and existentialism—how they’re different; how they’re the same—then I’ve got the …

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