Difference Between "Would" and "Could"
"Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be..."
In today’s Stoic Handbook podcast I discuss one of my favorite Stoic quotes:
“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”
– Marcus Aurelius
I’m really inspired by this quote, and it brings up a lot of ideas related to the cultivation of self-discipline and overcoming approval addiction.
As I explain in the lesson, I find the distinction between “would” vs. “could” to be both a reality check and a motivational device to help us pursue what is most meaningful.
There are currently three things in the works right now:
Stoicism Anxiety Course in collaboration with Insight Timer
22 Best Stoicism Books Article
Askesis: The Stoic Immersion Vortex (discussed at beginning of the episode)
Speak soon (fate permitting),