Respect is Earned Not Given?

So is respect earned and not given? Well, that suggests that you have to work for respect, doesn’t it? This implies that you are not worthy of respect therefore, no one should respect anyone unless they earn it. Isn’t this like the dumbest thing you ever heard? Respect Starts With The Self Respect starts with …

What Is Success?

So my friend is teaching his children that success is being able to afford more material possessions than the people that he surrounds himself with. Is this poison? Of course it is, but humor me with this failed reasoning. Want & Desire Equals Poverty Want and desire are poverty, no matter how much one has …

So You Want To Be Happy, Really?

Do you really want to be happy? Happiness takes work, thought, and most of all, appreciation. Being thankful is the first step to happiness. Remember that you are the responsible one for your happiness. No one else can do it for you. Who You Hang With Toxicity is on the rise, it infects people with …

To Be Genuine | Stoic Thoughts

The genuine liar only lies to themselves. The genuine cheater only cheats themselves. The violator only violates themselves. To fool someone is only to fool yourself. The deceiver only deceives themselves. The rapist rapes themselves. You should never feel robbed when someone manifests undesirable characteristics because they do it to themselves. When someone deceives you, …

My Future Wife By Divine Providence | Stoic Thoughts

Dear Sons, This is a story about my future wife by divine providence however, she is already my wife. She does not have to guess my thoughts because she knows them. To call her a queen would be an insult the more appropriate term would be goddess and she feels comfortable being called that by …

Relationship Advice | Stoic Thoughts

Is it really possible to give good relationship advice that covers every person? No, of course not. Many like me are single, happy and fulfilled. Recently I found myself in a new situation, my baby boy turned 18 and is now a legal adult. Legally I have no one to care for other than myself …

Dear Godson In The Belly Of Your Mother

Dear Godson, You are now in the belly of your mother and your father informed me last week I am to be your godfather. I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. Second to your mother, father and family, I get to help teach you things. I’m very excited about it and pretty soon …

Hard Times Create Stronger Human Beings

Notice that the title says that “Hard Times Create Stronger Human Beings,” and not “Hard Times Create Good Human Beings”. This is because “guidance” can only help create a wonderful human being, furthermore what a person does with that guidance is up to them. The convictions of a person will help define who they are, …