Talebian Stoicism

Hey friends,

I hope you are doing well. Today we had Josh Fields and Clyde Rathbone visit the Stoa. Their videos can be found here and here.

A packed day at the Stoa tomorrow!

  • The Psychotechnology Playground w/ Bonnitta Roy Every Friday @ 10:00 AM ET. RSVP here.

  • Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck. Every Friday @ 12:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

  • Askhole: Breaking Social Boundaries w/ Aella. May 22nd @ 6:00 PM ET. 60 mins. RSVP here.

  • Socratic Speed Dating w/ Raven Connolly Every Friday @ 7:00 PM ET. RSVP here.

  • The Dark Stoa w/ Pat Ryan. Every Friday @ 8:30 PM ET. RSVP here.

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May 21, 2020

I am getting mildly annoyed at the Letter platform, especially its scrolling feature. I have 60 entries here now, and I am concerned that it will not be able to support 60 more. These days I desire to write until the truth bleeds out, and I want a platform that can bleed with me. I do not want to switch platforms, because I love the humane tech mission of Letter, and more importantly, I love the people behind it.

That being said, this annoyance is stemming from caring about the experience of other people reading these, which is a very brief care, because I am not caring that much about the experience of other people these days. Well, that is not true. I am deeply caring when I sense it is wise to care, but I am not caring about making things easy, consumable, or pleasant for others. Besides, the idea here is that I am writing to myself, not you.

People have been complaining about the Stoa website being difficult to navigate, or about how some of the events lack good descriptions, or how I disabled comments on all the YouTube videos. Go ahead, complain. I have a delightful zero fucks given attitude these days. Stoicism is not here to make things easy for you. 

Now if there were genuine accommodation needs or concerns, I would take those seriously. I have no desire to be or appear to be an ableist, but most complaints I have received were from those who are pampered and spoiled by instant gratification from this microwave society. If you are deeply annoyed by the inconvenience of “bad” customer service, then you can go away. 

Read the full entry here.

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