Clint Robert Murphy

A LIFE JOURNEY

A while back, I responded to this tweet from Camp F.I.R.E., which was a guest post by Rod Rogers, of the blog make money by cleaning offices. The tweet, and my reply, started me thinking about FIRE. The many paths that you might take to get there. The realization that one person’s fire may not be another’s.

The person is free who lives as they wish, neither compelled, nor hindered, nor limited – whose choices aren’t hampered, whose desires succeed, and who don’t fall into what repels them. Who wishes to live in deception – tripped up, mistaken, undisciplined, complaining, in a rut? No one. These are base people who don’t live …

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Above all, it is necessary for a person to have a true self-estimate, for we commonly think we can do more than we really can. Seneca, on Tranquility of Minds, 5.2 Do you see and assess yourself accurately? What does it mean to assess yourself accurately? Why is an accurate self-assessment important? There is a …

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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.

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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