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13 insightful Stoic quotes to transform your life

Stoicism is a branch of philosophy said to help us live in real world and doesn’t concern itself with complex theories. It reminds us how unpredictable the world can be and how brief life is. It teaches us how to be steadfast and in control of yourself through logic and not to allow oneself to be controlled by impulsive desires or external events. Although the philosophy was developed over 2,000 years ago, it’s key insights have stood the test of time and remain as relevant as ever in a highly materialistic age of global 24 hour media coverage . Here are 13 of the most insightful quotes by it’s well-known figures, and hopefully it inspires you to want to discover more about Stoicism.

13 insightful Stoic quotes:


“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


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The Rare Earth hypothesis

In planetary astronomy and astrobiology, the Rare Earth hypothesis argues that the origin of life and the evolution of biological complexity such as multicellular organisms, and, subsequently, human intelligence required an improbable combination of  astrophysical and geological events and circumstances that taken together are very very rare in the universe.

How rare planets like Earth are in the universe, which has then allowed intelligent life to form remains to be proven, but the general point of the Rare Earth hypothesis makes us consider that it does indeed take a very particular set of rare events and circumstances to produce life, and intelligent life on a planet – and we should reflect on just how special, amazing and diverse life is on this beautiful planet of ours.

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The one bit of career advice that I would give anyone…find your Ikigai!



The No.1 bit of #careeradvice I would give anyone (for those for fortunate enough to be able to pursue it) and something I’ve always tried to aim for: – FIND YOUR #IKIGAI – the balance between doing: 1. something you are good at 2. Something you love 3. Something you can be paid (decently) for 4. What the world needs. We spend most of our waking days (mon-fri) at work, and 45+ years of the best years of our life at work – so don’t waste it just chasing the cash no matter what and choose wisely 🙂

The Rat Race Paradox & The Important things in Life.

A short story with an important lesson worth contemplating

The Fisherman and the Businessman

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite a few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”

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Nails in the Fence: A lesson to teach us the effects of the harmful things we say and do

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

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46 year-old man reveals the regrets that have led to a life of emptiness and pain. Don’t let this be you.

A recent post on the Reddit Forum Today I f*cked up, by 46-year-old John Jerryson recounts how he wasted his young life by pursing those things in his 20’s, which only now in his 40’s does he realise where not the most important things to pursue. The man’s story is one of regret, and a great reminder that we should very carefully think about what we give importance to in our life. The original post on Reddit is well worth a read for the comments that follow. Above all we must also realise that it’s never to late to change, as long as we see the error of our ways…

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