Short Form: Enchiridion

The Enchiridion by Epictetus, 135AC lays out some useful frames on how to live, especially for managing one’s emotions. Epictetus was a philosopher of stoicism (I knew nothing about stoicism before reading The Enchiridion). If you read numbers 1 - 10 (of 50), that’s maybe 60% of the value for 20m of effort. H/t to A for the recommendation. As always, other’s hot-takes appreciated.

My takeaways:

More rapid fire:

Overall: I definitely recommend reading, and it’s a quick read (although sometimes hard to parse). I think there is a lot of good “mental jijitsu” in how to reframe problems to not let them take up unproductive cycles.