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Live like a Stoic

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2024-01-09

Stoics Live like a Stoic Recognize that which you have control over Recognize real problems from imaginary problems.“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” - Epictetus Learn what you can live... more

Comparisons - It is all relative

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2024-01-03

Comparison is the thief of joy Comparisons can also be a source of joy; For example, people love gossiping or just talking about who is better (Jordan vs Lebron?) Comparison is a thief of joy when comparing yourself to others. Comparing others li... more

Christmas Food

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-12-25

Favorite Christmas foods from around the World Country of Origin Christmas Food How much do I like it USA Turkey or ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy 7/10 Nicaraguan Nacatamal, pio quinto 9/10 Cuban Roast Pork “Lechon Asado,” Congrí Rice, ... more

Live smart - Be safe

written by on 2023-10-30

Statistic to convince you to wear a seatbelt: Less than 10% of Americans don't wear seatbelts. They account for a little over half of the total vehicle deaths. Wear the belt! more

Do you understand?

written by on 2023-10-11

"If you can’t imagine how anyone could hold the view you are attacking, you just don’t understand it yet" Philosopher Anthony Weston in Rulebook for Arguments more

Price vs Value

written by on 2023-10-03

Warren Buffett famously said, “Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” Price and Value are NOT the same thing! Value is subjective. It’s not determined by how much labor goes into a product, or how many resources. Prices work differently. ... more

Choose to Act

written by on 2023-09-20

The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart more


written by on 2023-09-17

When tragedies strike: Prayer isn't all we do, but it is the first thing we do. Core values: The Beautitudes are the 8 core values on what it means to be a Christian Forgiveness Grieving Verse: Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comfo... more


written by on 2023-09-05

Quotes that sum it up for me: Minimalist means less. But best. Minimalism is not about having nothing, it's about not having junk that serves no purpose. Three Laws of Minimalism: If an object is not useful, it should be removed. If an object's f... more

Books to Understand the World

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-08-29

Booklist: Books to Understand the World Here are books I've read that I think would make a good educational background to learn how the World works (in both good and bad ways): The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Relig... more