Don’t be a puppet to External Events.

Events affect our feelings and our feelings affect our actions,

We can have the best intentions of eating healthy and exercising but then some event affects your mood and instead of eating that salad or whatever you opt for the feel-good fast food take out and then go to the bar after work instead of the gym (Obvs none of these are happening right now)

Events are out of our control, we don’t control the traffic or the train being delayed, or a global outbreak that f*cks the world up, so why would we let something out of our control affect our mood and therefore actions.

How many opportunities have we missed because of this.

We don’t control outside events but we can control how we act.

When we control how we act we also control how we feel, Take control of what you can, Don’t be a puppet to External Events.

Premeditio Malorum

Premeditio Malorum

What is quite unlooked for is more crushing in its effect, and unexpectedness adds to the weight of a disaster. This is a reason for ensuring that nothing ever takes us by surprise. We should project our thoughts ahead of us at every turn and have in mind every possible eventuality instead of only the usual course of events…” – Seneca

Premeditio Malorum – Think about the evils that lay ahead,

In various conversations over the past week and what I’ve seen on FB, people seem to think that this virus is going to blow over in a week or two and then things are going to be normal again…

The chances of that happening are practically nil, even if the virus did magically clear within a week or two, The aftermath is going to hit not just the UK but the global economy hard…

Prices are probably going to increase as well as Taxes, businesses are going to close down and our jobs…

well, the government may be covering your wage for now, but can whoever you work for last once this is blown over…

Premeditio Malorum, have a plan for things getting worse, you can hope for the best but at least if you’re prepared you won’t have the added weight of unexpectedness and shock to deal with as well…

‘I wish it need not happen in my time’

‘I wish it need not happen in my time’

I wish it need not happen in my time said Frodo

So do I… and so do all who live to see such times,
But that’s not for them to decide, All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us said Gandalf.

We can wish this virus didn’t happen, we can wish anything bad didn’t happen,

But they did and we can’t change that, we can’t control what bad shit happens in the future,

all we can control is how we react to the situation at hand, you don’t need to rise and be a hero to the world or anything but complaining and moaning and wishing for things to be different is worse than any viruses…

Because you are literally waisting the time that has been given too you.

We need to practice

We don’t become virtuous by reading Epictetus or Seneca, We need to practice – Massimo Pigliucci

Practice, Practice, Practice that’s all we’re doing, all day every day,

The question is what are you practising?

Are you practising what you said you would or are you practising talking or quitting…

Talking about how you’re going to do this and how your going to do that Or quitting this because it didn’t work the first time

Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage the first time he performed, did he quit… no, He practised

Operating Systems

Operating Systems

They are the lively hood of any tech gadget, any video game and anything in the digital world.

Operating systems are always changing, improving and innovating, That’s why you probably throw out your phone every 12-18 months to upgrade it for the fancier version…

If a tech company introduced a new device with a poor operating system that was difficult to use the company would go bust, Becuase nobody wants a poor slow device…

Yet we function on an operating system too and most often in today’s day and ages our Operating systems are far from supersmooth and reliable,

Yet even me whos writing this at this moment in time I have a dull aching pain running from my hip to part of my lower back because I have neglected to improve or fix the glitch in my operating system.

The question is

Why are we quick to improve our gadgets but not ourselves?

Why are we quick to offer other people advice on how to improve theirs but we don’t follow our own advise?