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Acabo de pagar una multa de $ 850 pesos mexicanos en el aeropuerto.

Al parecer, está prohibido llevar tu equipo de escalada (arneses, zapatos de escalada, una cuerda y anillas) en la mochila que llevas contigo en el avión.

Obviamente, maldije hasta no poder más (nada estoico de mi parte, lo sé) a todas las personas menos a mí. Pero lo que más coraje me daba, era que, en el fondo, sabía que no era culpa de nadie más que mía.

Entre más te tardes en ver la realidad de la vida de frente, más caro te va a salir.


Awesome, hope we can collaborate in the future.

Please, tell me how can I become a hippie............................. I try, and I try, and I try, and I try! but, my brother I CAN'T GET NO! SATISFACTION!


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“La procrastinación es la ladrona del tiempo” — Charles Dickens

La procrastinación, definida sencillamente, es dejar para mañana lo que podemos hacer hoy.

¿Porqué la llama Charles Dickens la ladrona del tiempo?

Pienso en las cosas que tengo que hacer, y me da flojera. Pero, ¿porqué? ¿Qué harías si tú fueras el que pudiera decidir que hacer, todo el tiempo? ¿Sentarte a ver Netflix todo el día mientras comes pizza, helado, y para aderezar, un cigarrillo de marihuana? ¿Crees que serías feliz de este modo? Yo creo que sí, pero solo por un tiempo. Las cosas comienzan a ponerse demasiado…


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Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day… The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time. — Marcus Aurelius

We are always wondering about when will be, finally, the time in our lives we get to enjoy ourselves. The Stoics had an answer for that, and it is, right now.

How? Negative visualization.

Imagine one thing that you really appreciate in your life at this moment. Maybe your parents are still alive and…


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“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Banksy

When I think of Banksy, I think of a friend pointing his finger towards something and telling me: ‘Look! That’s fucked up isn’t it?’

I turn my head and go: ‘Wow, you’re totally right, that is indeed fucked up!

He doesn’t do anything but showing.

And just by doing that, just by showing, he makes you feel better already. …


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“When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.”
Montaigne

I will never forget the first time I grabbed a book to help myself. I was a teenager. I had the usual teenage troubles, a bit of bullying here and there, sexuality discovery, and problems in my house. You know, the usual, but to a kid, at that age, they aren’t usual, of course. They seem to be the end of the world.

I’d love to tell you that the…


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Art exists to be appreciated.

That’s what my friend Fer told me. What I need to do know is to understand why.

Have you ever done art before? I think, for something to be considered art, just one thing is needed, the creation of something with the intention to say something, anything.

You might want to say nothing, it would still be art.

Fer also says there are three things needed for an artist to be an artist. They are:

  • A person the believing that she is an artist
  • Authenticity, something that separates her from everything that has ever been…

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It was a hot night. The kind of hot nights you only get during the hot summers of Chihuahua, Mexico. I was sitting down on a bench in the park in front of her house. She was sitting down right next to me. It was night already, not late, maybe 9:00 or 10:00. The street was quiet, no cars passing by, just the lights of the windows of the house on, indicating there were people awake in their living rooms enjoying their evening. Her parents inside the house.

I think the father never particularly liked me. He was a chubby…


Sobre el control.

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De las cosas, algunas están bajo nuestro poder, mientras que otras no. Dentro de nuestro poder está la opinión, la disposición, el deseo y la aversión; resumido en una frase, todos los actos propios. Lo que no está dentro de nuestro poder es el cuerpo, la propiedad, la reputación; resumido en una frase, todos los actos que no son meramente propios. Epicteto

Habla Epicteto aquí de las cosas que están bajo nuestro control y las que no. Si te fijas, las divide en dos. Las que están bajo nuestro control y las que no.

Como ejemplo sencillo…


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¿Porqué ser estoico? ¿Para qué?

Las personas que se acercan a la filosofía, raramente se acercan por gusto. Lo común es que la persona busque alivio ante alguna situación incomoda o incluso traumática en su vida, o también puede ser por simple instatsfacción. Busca algo que le permita vivir la vida de una mejor manera, o bien, simplemente poder disfrutarla.

La vida puede ser, o más bien será en algún punto u otro, difícil, dura, complicada y triste. Pero a su vez, también será infinitamente hermosa, excitante y apasionante. …

Ricardo Guaderrama Caraveo

Mountaineer, writer, Stoic, Gryffindor.

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