Stoicsisters, what is our response?

Stoicsisters, what is our response?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's fun to have emotions. woman love to be angry or jealous and half the people on this site get off to their despair. the desire to turn humans into reasonbots is evil.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    None of those things are bad, but it is true that balance in Stoicism and Buddhism seem to me (one who would happily be corrected) is the kind of mediocre balance, of never enjoying black or white, but being gray perpetually. Christianity evolves from that and says "enjoy the white fully, and the black, and all in between. When done right, it is righteous" and this is a much better and healthier view of balance

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >nice meaningless platitude

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that guy looks bald so i don't care what he has to say

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just grin and loudly bark twice.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >need drink or pill
    Would have been based without it, but this line makes it just giga cringe

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Epictetus was honestly where I lost interest in stoicism, just an old crotchety guy telling me over and over that I'm the biggest moron in the world because I won't just give up every single interest in life to sit down by him and do nothing but contemplate the good for the rest of my life

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >just don't feel bad about things
    If it only were that easy.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This guy doesn't consider that someone who can do all that probably isn't affected by his insults. Diogenes while not a stoic but a cynic thought it was better to live as dogs.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    “Woof”

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kornfield is a israelite, that’s all I have to say in response.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get it.
    Should I be miserable just because otherwise some guy I have never heard of before would call me a dog?

    The approval of this guy isn't really very important for me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The approval of this guy isn't really very important for me.
      The same applies to approval of stoics.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Stoics never said others needed their approval though.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well, Jack Kornfield in the OP post is not saying that others need his approval either.
          At the end of the day, it's your own approval of yourself that matters to you.
          But yeah, there's something suspicious and unnatural about trying to be this unmovable emotionless ideal statue.
          No, I'm not a statue, and I'm not a dog.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >But yeah, there's something suspicious and unnatural
            That's just your aesthetical opinion.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Of course that's my opinion.
            That's what we do here, we explore opinions, compare them and try to assess which is convincing and which is not.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You are not a statue or a dog because you don't have envy for your neighbors or because you are not particularly hedonistic or because you don't need to drink or take pills to sleep.

            You are just a better person.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Stoicism at it's best isn't about coming home and seeing your girlfriend fricking someone else and going "haha, good for her!" It's kick the b***h out and keep trying to not only survive, but thrive in a world of people like that without people like that impeding your ability to survive and thrive. It's not about being a pushover or having no passions, it's about not letting those things dominate you and rip you away from your goals. Stoicism at its worst is "well, if you're a slave, learn to be happy being a slave and be the best gosh darn slave you can be haha!" Stoicism is about the desire to thrive and achieve that serene state of mind, even in the face of death. To be unaffected and to not topple if you wish to remain still OR to be unaffected and not permanently blown off course if you wish to remain in motion and on course.

            Just admit that there is some truth in his words.
            If you push this stoicism thing to the extreme, it becomes absurd.
            It's like ying and yang, you gotta have stoicism in you, but you gotta have some of the opposite too. And if you think "no, I want to be 100% stoic" that's just absurd if you think about it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not even a Stoic.
            This is just some bad Boomer take. It is not because something sound moderate according to modern culture that it is right.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why? A true stoic would never experience pain, seems good from a utilitarian perspective.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wait...
    I just did a quick glance at wikipedia. This guy is a Buddhist. This quote is false, isn't it?

    Given this quote, I thought that was some Beatnik poet with the usual terrible life advice that destroys whoever listens to it.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Seems to be a legit quote. More to it though.

    https://www.lionsroar.com/the-wondrous-path-of-difficulties/

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stoicism at it's best isn't about coming home and seeing your girlfriend fricking someone else and going "haha, good for her!" It's kick the b***h out and keep trying to not only survive, but thrive in a world of people like that without people like that impeding your ability to survive and thrive. It's not about being a pushover or having no passions, it's about not letting those things dominate you and rip you away from your goals. Stoicism at its worst is "well, if you're a slave, learn to be happy being a slave and be the best gosh darn slave you can be haha!" Stoicism is about the desire to thrive and achieve that serene state of mind, even in the face of death. To be unaffected and to not topple if you wish to remain still OR to be unaffected and not permanently blown off course if you wish to remain in motion and on course.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ah yes. Surrogate activities. Stfu you oversocialized swine.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also, this guy never had a dog if he thinks dogs don't feel jealously or don't have strong food preferences.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dumb quote by a dumb author

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