As I move along my Stoic Summer Reading List, I am reminded again and again of the importance of knowing yourself. A quote by Socrates instructs one to “know thyself” and the ancient philosopher’s words echo today with more truth that one can ever imagine.
Everything we do in today’s bustling economy is influenced by what we see. Regardless of what you may think or feel, your daily actions, habits, expectations, and goals are affected by things we see: on television, in advertisements and through social media.
We are have reached a peak of massive cultural influence that is almost beyond our control. [Read more…]