Author Archives for Steve Peters

What is stoicism?

June 23, 2020 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Despite being a wonderfully practical philosophy, stoicism is often wrongly believed to be about simply gritting our teeth and enduring whatever comes our way. But this isn’t quite right. In the video above, Ryan Holiday provides a nice primer on...read more...


Creation/recognition

June 22, 2020 8:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Seth Godin on the gap between something of value being created, and that value being recognised by others. There’s often a significant lag between the creation of something useful and when the market recognizes it. That’s an opportunity for speculators...read more...


Moral Cruelty and the Left.

June 19, 2020 2:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A really excellent piece from Blake Smith on Judith Shklar’s 1989 essay, “The Liberalism Of Fear“.   Everywhere around us, people are acting cruelly in the name of eradicating physical harm and arbitrary power. Anyone working in a university, cultural institution,...read more...