Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)


My earlier post outlined my 8 Golden Rules with #6 being “Make ethics and values the central issue of your day to day life”; here’s some background and personal experiences that led to me include this vital rule which should really be #1! 1. Values in business Around 30 years ago I was recruited by … Continue reading Flummox Friday: Buddhist Stoic Golden Rule #6 (Values & Ethics)

Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.


I cannot claim to have any great wisdom, though I HAVE had a lot of defining moments in my long life. Born in relative poverty, wasting early education, then a revelation in education, some great mentors, a great marriage, wonderful children, successful career, many setbacks personal and business, privileged to provide education aid for thousands … Continue reading Flummox Friday: 8 Golden Rules for being a Buddhist Stoic.

Flummox Friday: Epictetus WAS a Buddhist! Part 2


My previous post in this series ended with stating my belief of major overlaps between Buddhism and Stoicism. To be quite specific: • The goal of Buddhism is Nirvana, defined as the ultimate happiness and the end of suffering. • The goal of Stoicism is Apatheia, defined as peace of mind. Similar? The Buddhists journey … Continue reading Flummox Friday: Epictetus WAS a Buddhist! Part 2

A Flummox of Philosophers: #5 The Stoics


Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus: it sounds like the legendary forward line of Best, Law, Charlton from the 1960s Manchester United team, or if you are American .... Montana, Rice, Craig! These sporting trios inspired, excited, and set standards that others could aspire to, and it’s the same with these three Stoic philosophers. To this day … Continue reading A Flummox of Philosophers: #5 The Stoics

A Flummox of Philosophers: #3 The Academics


An ongoing series of short posts about schools of philosophy and individual thinkers through the ages. Some of them I briefly studied during my psychology degree, others I have considered more recently in retirement and old age. This is NOT a rigorous or academic treatise ..... but it might make you think! And remember, philosophy … Continue reading A Flummox of Philosophers: #3 The Academics