On Stoicism II

I study Stoicism daily, and try hard to practice what I learn. The ancient Stoic masters ranged from one being a slave to another, an emperor. To say that Stoicism is prepared for every up and down that life has to offer would be an understatement. The current COVID-19 era is no exception to that. From the beginning I’ve accepted that I will contract the novel coronavirus at some point, as will every member of my family. I probably already have without even knowing it, but in the event that it takes me down I will say: momento mori. Yes, we all have to die. Nobody escapes that inevitability. Financially, I am well prepared for my family to be taken care of, as should all those who have dependants be. Mentally, dying is a concept I think about (and at times yearn for) all the time. I tell myself that I could accept the imminent possibility of dying, but who really knows? In any event, I’ll use the time I have wisely. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.