He walks into the waiting room, sees all the other patients eagerly waiting to be called into the doctor’s office. They all nod in that peculiar manner; they are here because of necessity, rather than choice. He sits on the only available chair and takes out his cell phone. It’s so warm inside that he has to struggle not to yawn.
While I am so exhausted that I don’t think I can even choose a short story for this week (will publish one tomorrow, I promise!), I did manage to put together a bundle of resources that any novice blogger (or even an intermediate one) is sure to love.
What can a six-time Olympic champion wrestler that lived over two millennia ago can teach us about progress? What can the richest Stoic philosopher teach us about time management? What can Alexander the Great’s meeting with a philosopher teach us about conquering the world? What can a photograph snapped millions of miles away from Earth teach us about the fragility of our own existence?
Bestselling author Cristian Mihai journeys broadly, discussing habit building, success, time-management, and responsibility, distilling philosophical concepts into 18 practical frameworks for living a good life.
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I decided to compile 18 of my favorite essays into a book that provides clear, actionable philosophical advice.
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All he was aware of was her. He was aware of her face, of the dress she wore, the distance between them. In this gap, in all the words that he had yet to say to her, was the promise of a great life. His heart was beating slowly but hard. He had never felt so sure of himself, so bewildered by the ease of what he was about to do.
A friend once asked him, “How does she make you feel?”
“She reminds me of winter,” he said.
“You hate winter. You hate the cold,” this friend replied.
There’s this mostly unknown writer who is found in a cafe with a former lover of his. From the way he talks, he seems to be made of words and sadness and little else. A suffering face, clothes a bit out of style. Legs crossed. He listens to her talk about what was what while she was no longer his.