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“…during the first period of a man’s life, the greatest danger is: not to take the risk.”

Soren Kierkegaard, Selections from His Journals

I’ve been thinking a lot about meaning lately. I’m at a point in my life where I’ve grown comfortable. I have a cushy job, a nice apartment…

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“The enlargement of the light side of consciousness has the necessary consequence that the part of the psyche which is less light and less capable of consciousness is thrown into the darkness to such an extent that sooner or later a rift occurs in the psychic system. At first, this…

Today, I was working on my day job as a project manager, and as I often do, I played some background music to finish my tasks. I like to play Zelda, Nintendo music, or Lord of the Rings.

I was thinking about the gamification of stuff. I began to apply…

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“The themes of this book result from years of observing people in my effort to understand why their lives take the directions they do. Some of these people have been men and women of great creative achievement while most, of course, have not…What is it, then, that sets the former…

The master-slave mentality, striving for freedom

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Epictetus was a slave. That makes him interestingly different from the other prominent Stoics Marcus Aurelius and Seneca. Check out the following quote:

Never depend on the admiration of others. There is no strength in it. Personal merit cannot be derived from an external source. It is not to be…

“The wish to escape, to run from danger, to seek solace at the mother’s side, is probably a universal human tendency. It is present in all people, male and female, old and young.”

David Gilmore

It seems like we live in a snowflakes world. What is a snowflake? For this…

El Español tiene una palabra que me encanta para referirse al valentía, gallardía. ¿Qué te imaginas cuando digo, un hombre gallardo? …

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“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I believe my unconscious mind is trying to tell me something very important. I’m not entirely sure what it is, but writing always helps me clear my mind. Let’s see.

I had a crazy dream…

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“Unlimited possibilities are not suited to man; if they existed, his life would only dissolve in the boundless. To become strong, a man’s life needs the limitations ordained by duty and voluntarily accepted. The individual attains significance as a free spirit only by surrounding himself with these limitations and by…

The 5 Hindrances with Stoic Comments on Self-Mastery

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

Marcel Proust

There is a mountain only you can climb. The mountain of your life.

I’ve always loved to explore. The best Saturdays I could have…

Ricardo Guaderrama Caraveo

Mountaineer, writer, Stoic, Gryffindor.

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