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+<h1>The Stoic Road to Peace of Mind</h1>
+If you are like most people, you might likely feel angry, frustrated,
+or disappointed many times. That’s also has been naturally the case for me,
+but I was told a trick that made it much easier for me to handle these
+situations some time, and it dates back to antiquity.
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoicism">Stoicism</a> was an ancient 
+Greek school of thought (that is still of some influence today), which among
+other things advocated self-control and avoiding making your emotions and
+irrational desires influence your behaviour for the worst. What they claimed
+was that painful feelings were not a direct result of an experience that
+induced pain, but rather the human mind's irrational interpretation of it.
+If we move from this theory to its implications, then once something
+frustrating happens to you, you can say to yourself “I don’t like this.
+This situation is not ideal. However, feeling angry and resentful will
+not be beneficial, and so I should just accept this as is, try to reasonably
+cope with it, and make the best of it. I might even grow to like it.” 
+My psychotherapist told me that “Things must always go my way.” has been
+identified as an irrational cognitive belief by many people. 
+(It is mentioned in 
+<a href="http://books.google.co.il/books?id=8smMbCaz-GMC&amp;pg=PA39&amp;lpg=PA39&amp;dq=%22things+must+always+go+my+way%22&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=PWZxNEP65c&amp;sig=13za5dB5KXvOKIUTp_iNSPZSksM&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=T_R1T_-4HsSRswbi183EAw&amp;redir_esc=y#v=onepage&amp;q=%22things%20must%20always%20go%20my%20way%22&amp;f=false">this page in the Google Books’ hosted book</a>).
+The solution to this is simply to say to myself that “I cannot always get
+what I want.” and that “Things might not go exactly like I want them to and
+that’s OK because I’ll survive.”.
+Back to Stoicism, we can draw inspiration from the Roman Emperor and 
+Stoic philosopher
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Aurelius">Marcus Aurelius</a>’s
+quote from his book <i>Meditations</i>:
+    <p>
+    Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today ungrateful,
+    violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have
+    come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill… I can neither be
+    harmed by any of them, for no man will involve me in wrong, nor can I be
+    angry with my kinsman or hate him; for we have come into the world to work
+    together…
+    </p>
+I am not an authority to speak a lot further about Stoicism, because I’ve only
+heard about it from hearsay and read the wikipedia entry and some other online
+sources, but I think we can all become a little, or even a lot happier, by 
+adopting the mindset that the key to peace of mind is accepting sub-optimal
+situations, instead of insisting that we will always have our way. 
+This work is licensed under the
+<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative
+    Commons Attribution 3.0 License (Unported)</a> (CC-by) or at your option
+any later version. Copyright © 2011, Shlomi Fish. CC-by is a common,
+permissive, free/libre/open licence for cultural works, which allows for
+almost unlimited use. See
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/meta/copyrights/">my interpretation and
+    expectations</a> from people who wish to build upon it (which I believe
+are pretty fair).
+This was a small filler post for this blog (
+<a href="http://unarmed.shlomifish.org/">"Unarmed but still Dangerous"</a> ),
+as I'm busy working on some other articles and essays, and enhancing some
+existing essays and stories. I had previously 
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/computers/education/introductory-language/#three_levels_of_learning">written about it</a> in my essay
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/computers/education/introductory-language/">"Thoughts 
+about the Best Introductory Language"</a>, but I think it got lost in 
+confusion, and did not make a large enough impact on the Blogosophere there.
+My <a href="http://unarmed.shlomifish.org/909.html">previous post</a> proved
+to be very popular after it was Slashdotted successfully, and afterwards
+featured on some other news sites, blogs, microblogs, and on-line forums (some
+people told me it became 
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_marketing">"viral"</a>). So I'm
+happy with all the attention, and that "Unarmed but still Dangerous", has
+gotten off on the right foot. 
+Moreover, <a href="http://unarmed.shlomifish.org/629.html">my 
+introductory post</a>
+was covered in Eric Raymond's <a href="http://esr.ibiblio.org/">"Armed
+and Dangerous" blog</a> (after I refered him to the fact that my blog's
+name was a parody and tribute to his) and sparked an active discussion
+there. The blog appears to be down at the moment, but I'll give a link
+to the discussion once it is up again.