Arthur Schopenhauer on what makes a writer immortal

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) was most known for his philosophical beliefs in metaphysics which built upon Immanuel Kant’s epistemological investigations.

In Essays and Aphorisms, a collection of Schopenhauer’s work, he describes what it means to be an evergreen writer.

In today's world, an evergreen writer is defined as someone who can write content that is continually relevant. Evergreen writing is not news articles or reports on the latest findings as these things will eventually lose relevancy or new reports will supersede previous ones.

An evergreen writer is one who writes about subjects and in a way that is…


The Stoics on judgments and changing perspective

How often have you felt yourself wondering what someone else thinks of you? Have you felt yourself changing your actions, or proposed actions, based upon what you felt others would say or feel?

Biologically, others’ opinions of us have played an important role. When we were hunters and gathers, others’ opinions of us were a great resource to try and protect ourselves. We truly needed others to like us because we risked the possibility of being thrown out of our tribe, or worse, killed. The more we did our job and were in alignment with the rest of the tribe…


5 ways to overcome the roadblocks in life

Obstacles will always stand in your way. That is a part of life and always has been for us. Dating back to the beginning of Homo Sapiens, we have been confronted with obstacles that will either stop us or push us forward. Looking at how far we’ve come in a relatively short time as a species, it is because we have constantly grown from obstacles. In the span of a few hundred thousand years, we’ve created the entire civilizations that we know today. That’s not happenstance, it’s from dealing with problems head on and finding ways to change.

Obstacles are…


The Archer

The beautiful thing about Stoic philosophy is the advice contained within it is just as applicable today as it was when it was first written all those many years ago. We can learn a great deal from interpreting the advice provided and using it to our advantage as we go throughout our own lives.

Today’s quote comes to us courtesy of Cicero in De finibus bonorum et malorum:

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Take the case of one whose task it is to shoot a spear or arrow straight at some target. One’s ultimate aim is to do all in one’s power to shoot straight…


Be ruthless with yourself

The beautiful thing about Stoic philosophy is the advice contained within it is just as applicable today as it was when it was first written all those many years ago. We can learn a great deal from interpreting the advice provided and using it to our advantage as we go throughout our own lives.

Today’s quote comes to us courtesy of Seneca and his moral letters, letter 26 from Letters on Ethics:

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“I scrutinize myself as if the time of trial were drawing near, as if that day which is to pass judgment on all my years were at hand.”

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Find your mentor

The beautiful thing about Stoic philosophy is the advice contained within it is just as applicable today as it was when it was first written all those many years ago. We can learn a great deal from interpreting the advice provided and using it to our advantage as we go throughout our own lives.

Today’s quote comes to us courtesy of Seneca and his moral letters, letter 25 from Letters on Ethics:

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“Assuredly it is beneficial to set a watch on yourself and to have someone to look up to, someone who you think will make a difference in your…


The misery of the job

The beautiful thing about Stoic philosophy is the advice contained within it is just as applicable today as it was when it was first written all those many years ago. We can learn a great deal from interpreting the advice provided and using it to our advantage as we go throughout our own lives.

Today’s quote comes to us courtesy of Seneca and his moral letters, letter 22 from Letters on Ethics:

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“Things people are unwilling to leave: they love the profits of misery even as they curse the miseries themselves.”

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The world entices us with promises of things such…


It’s on you

The beautiful thing about Stoic philosophy is the advice contained within it is just as applicable today as it was when it was first written all those many years ago. We can learn a great deal from interpreting the advice provided and using it to our advantage as we go throughout our own lives.

Today’s quote comes to us courtesy of Seneca and his moral letters, letter 21 from Letters on Ethics:

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“Your business is most of all with yourself: it is you that are the problem. You don’t know what you want. …


A release or an end

The beautiful thing about Stoic philosophy is the advice contained within it is just as applicable today as it was when it was first written all those many years ago. We can learn a great deal from interpreting the advice provided and using it to our advantage as we go throughout our own lives.

Today’s quote comes to us courtesy of Seneca and his moral letters, letter 24 from Letters on Ethics:

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“Death either consumes us or sets us free. If we are released, then better things await us once our burden is removed; if we are consumed, then nothing…


Four leadership lessons from Disney’s Bob Iger

Bob Iger, perhaps one of the most strategic CEOs the Walt Disney Company has ever had, released his leadership memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons learned from 15 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company prior to the pandemic.

Here are the top four leadership skills he talks about which any manager can immediately begin implementing.

Success is built around trust

Prior to Iger being named CEO of Disney, the company was riddled with trust problems stemming from then CEO Michael Eisner’s paranoid personality. …

D.A. DiGerolamo

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