Clint Robert Murphy

Taming a Wild Horse

We control our reasoned choice and all acts that depend on that moral will. What’s not under our control are the body and any of its parts, our possessions, parents, siblings, children, or country – anything with which we might associate. Epictetus, Discourses, 1.22.10 Today’s question is what jerks me around?  My Mind. My mind jerks me around.

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Is the “spend less” of early retirement, the “eat less” of dieting?

If you’ve ever lost weight, you may appreciate the comment more than if you haven’t and I will expand. A number of years ago, I saw a documentary on “the Fat Smoker” and his answer to losing weight was “Eat Less and Exercise More“. Simple right? Well, it could be that easy, but what proportion…

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