Stoic Bites: Seneca the Younger (#02)

The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) Seneca was a Roman stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist. His late writings are a strong pillar and laid the foundational knowledge of ancient stoicism. In one of Seneca’s most famous essays ” On the Shortness of Life” Seneca emphasizes the…

Stoic Bites: Marcus Aurelius (#01)

“Remember how long you have been putting this off, how many times you have been given a period of grace by the gods and not used it. It’s high time now for you to understand the universe of which you are a part, and the governor of that universe of whom you constitute an emanation:…

The Art of feeling stupid

There’s this little inner voice in my head, lets call her Miss Fifi, yeah that sounds about right I think. Miss Fifi is independent, can’t be held down and is sure of her personal convictions. One of her favourite main beliefs is that I, Selma, am stupid. This belief of hers is especially true whenever…

Day 1 of 21 days of Quarantine/Lockdown

2020, wow, you came down like Thors hammer on all of our New Years resolution plans. How can all my dreams come true but come to this weird sudden halt all in the span of 2 months? There is this air of anxiety that’s hovering over everyone as we hang in the balance of the…

Becoming 29 and the 10 life lessons I’ve learnt

I turned a whopping 29 years old. Yes, 29, my final year of enjoying my 20’s before I eventually and hopefully turn 30. It’s been an amalgamation of emotions throughout my life thus far and I only see it fit to share the most important 10 lessons I’ve learnt on my journey in life thus…

Stoicism and the art of not giving a hoot

As cheesy as this will sound, I didn’t actively search for stoic philosophy, it found me. If you’re a baby boomer reading this then the next part might be triggering but as a millennial I can honestly admit that I wasn’t fully prepared for the whirlwind that is adulting, entering the work force and just…