TLDR. Stoicism currently is not culturally deemed to be cool. You will not seem cool if you identify as a Stoic or get pattern-matched as one. You can still listen to cool music, though… My last entry was about Stoicism. I do not like writing about Stoicism because I do not care about identifying as a Stoic. Besides, people attached to being a Stoic as their identity would not consider me a Stoic, given all the "
I resonate with the idea of detaching from identities, and yet I'm also noticing how holding onto identities seems essential to finding community. ("Ah, you're a person who loves Stoicism too? We should hang out.") Don't we need *some* identifiers to belong in a commons? My sense is that there's some sort of middle way here.
You’s a true gangsta Peter! - EK
Damn, this is good thinking and writing.
There are professional philosophers? Guess there are professional dogwatchers and godtalkers, so it's not too surprising. Everybody's gotta make a living somehow!
Eliminate the ninnies and the twits.