Fortitude is one of the cardinal virtues that most of us probably believe we understand. It is often called courage, strength, endurance-the facing of fears. But as ever, when discussed as a virtue, it becomes multifaceted. What is true and virtuous fortitude?
Instead of the punishing thought process, perhaps we can do better. The final step being, we forgive ourselves. With quotes from Shakespeare, Buechner & more.
‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. This week’s proverb: “You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.”
‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. This week’s proverb: “An old poacher makes the best gamekeeper.”
What if things really are as desperate as we think? With no silver lining in sight, we must simply endure. With quotes from Seneca, Virgil & more.
‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. This week’s proverb: “The best of men are but men at best.”
Proverbs are nuggets of wisdom, passed down through centuries which we can still learn from today. “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”
In his 2004 paper, George A. Bonanno looks at resilience and how many professionals dismiss or underestimate it. He asks- does everyone need help?
We’re constantly concerned with how other people view us and the general state of our regality. Why are we so scared of appearing foolish? With quotes from Wilde & more
You often hear people say things like ‘I’ve always been a passive person, it’s just who I am’, as though they are prisoners to their personality. But what if we participate in inadequate behaviour, in truth, because it benefits us in a way we don’t care to admit? Quotes from Walser & more.