On Stoicism


“In public avoid talking often and excessively about your accomplishments and dangers, for however much you enjoy recounting your dangers, it’s not so pleasant for others to hear about your affairs.”


Nassim Taleb and Epictetus caution against telling stories about the past, as they can create a misleading sense of certainty and disrupt meaningful connection with others. Instead, they advise to focus on the present and connect with people, rather than perform for them.

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