Stoics and Pitbulls
It’s another Three Content Thursday week here at 3AT, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!!
What I’m Listening To
Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. Ryan Holiday has done it again. He has found a way to make dudes born before Christ seem interesting and relevant to our modern times. The book is an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience, and virtue. But this book is more than a mere history book: every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius—slaves to emperors—is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. It does a great job!
[By the way, this is my 5th book of 2021. Hurry and catch up!]
What I’m Reading
FatFIRE Reddit. Reddit can be a fantastical waste of time. However, there are channels that provide a huge amount of opportunity for learning. FatFIRE is a community of like-minded individuals who aspire to live incredible lives by building successful businesses or saving a huge amount of their income for long periods of time to ultimately live on the fruits of their labor (or savings). FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early, and “fat” denotes the community’s desire to live a slightly more lavish lifestyle than most. The tactical and psychological challenges that are depicted and asked about in the group are fascinating to me. But even better, the group serves as a sounding board for people who have questions. Sibling Reddit Channels: Personal Finances, Lean FIRE and Financial Independence.
What I’m Watching (AND what I’m proud of)
My oldest daughter teamed up with our amazing dog to create a clickbait-worthy video entitled “why you shouldn’t get a pitbull“. Her loving dad allowed her to put it on YouTube, so go watch! I did not tell her I was going to add it to this week’s Three Action Thursday, so let’s surprise her with some views, a few likes, and maybe a subscription or two.
Quotes I’m Pondering
“Those who know how to employ opportunities will often find that they can create them. What we can achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of our time.”
– John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist, civil servant
“One of the greatest joys in life is to be in search of one thing and to discover another.”
– Anne Wilson Schaef, American clinical psychologist and author