Monday Meditation, 6 July 2015

Monday Meditation from Arthur J Brock’s “Re-education of the Adult,” an article regarding the treatment of shell-shocked soldiers in World War I: “Now, struggle and endeavour are normal conditions of life, and, when all the pleasing sophistries of modern Epicureanism have said their say, it is indisputable that man only feels his best when overcoming…

Monday Meditation, 29 June 2015

Monday Meditation from Allan Bloom’s “Closing of the American Mind”: “Idealism as it is commonly conceived should have primacy in education, for man is a being who must take his orientation by his possible perfection. To attempt to suppress this most natural of all inclinations because of possible abuses is, almost literally, to throw out the…

Monday Meditation, 21 June 2015

Monday Meditation from Epictetus: “Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. Remain steadfast…and one day you will build something that endures:…

Monday Meditation

Monday Meditation from Marcus Aurelius (VI.16): “So we throw out other people’s recognition. What’s left for us to prize? I think it’s this: to do (and not do) what we were designed for. That’s the goal of all trades, all arts, and what each of them aims at: that the thing they create should do…