Quotes From Heraclitus

“There is nothing permanent except change.” Change is always happening.  We’re always changing because that’s what humans do. Without change, we don’t adapt, and we fall to the bottom of the food chain over time.  Oddly enough, there’s people who actively resist change. They know it can’t be stopped, but they try anyway. The reason for this is that they want to stick to what … Continue reading Quotes From Heraclitus

Quotes From Aristotle: Part Seven

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Work is inevitable. Okay okay, I might sound a bit like Thanos when I say that, but the point still stands. Work is something that you need to do in order to take care of yourself. Alternatively you’ll be homeless, hungry, probably lonely, and although it doesn’t sound bad, bored. Boredom kills.  Aristotle knew that enjoying … Continue reading Quotes From Aristotle: Part Seven

Quotes From Aristotle: Part Six

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.” I’ve noticed there seems to be a tendency for influencers to encourage people to be alone more. Admittedly, this is true sometimes. It’s good for people to learn to be okay with being alone, because sometimes we’re forced to do so. If we never learn this skill, we become codependent and unreliable … Continue reading Quotes From Aristotle: Part Six

Quotes From Aristotle: Part Four

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle I think everybody can take a bit of wisdom from this quote. Educated people are educated because they open up their mind to possibilities of education. The stubborn person never learns because they never close their mouth and listen to something other than their own … Continue reading Quotes From Aristotle: Part Four

Quotes From Aristotle: Part Three

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle I wonder how many times we’ve discussed habits on this blog. As you should know by now, habits are everything. You can’t succeed without strong habits, and you can’t continue succeeding without a habit of that. Because of this, it’s important to stick to your habits, and if … Continue reading Quotes From Aristotle: Part Three

Quotes From Aristotle: Part Two

“A friend to all is a friend to none.” — Aristotle To those who have watched a movie called The Incredibles, this quote might seem oddly familiar.  Syndrome says something similar when he has Mr. Incredible confined with these big heavy weights on his hands and feet, which are attached to a ring around him using some kind of technology that we haven’t developed yet. … Continue reading Quotes From Aristotle: Part Two

Quotes from Aristotle: Part One

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” — Aristotle According to psychologists, most of our responses are learned. This goes back to Pavlov’s experiments with dogs. He conditioned them to salivate at the sound of a bell by ringing it and then giving them food. This opened up a whole new set of ideas revolving around the central idea of conditioned response. Funnily enough, these ideas weren’t exactly … Continue reading Quotes from Aristotle: Part One

A Kind Reputation: Part Two

“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.” — Mencius Hatred is taught, not learned. By this I mean that hatred is something we aren’t born with, and it’s other people that teach us to hate instead.  This is why having the heart of a child is important. A child’s heart, or psyche, is pure. It isn’t ruined by hate for others, … Continue reading A Kind Reputation: Part Two