Daily Stoic Entry #118: What Power Does All My Wanting Take from Me?
April 28th, 2022
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Joy from the present, that's usually what it takes away for me. Because wanting is defined by what you don't have now, so it's in your power to decide what you desire. It is okay to desire things and take steps to achieve them but always in moderation as with many things in life.
Especially with relation to money. I hope to one day have more than I need but that's an image of the future. The value of a dollar or euro invested now means a lot in ten years' time, but I can't live like that there's a lot to enjoy here and now. That's desire for a future image should not remind you in the moment that you have too little. Which you do not. You have enough to enjoy live and pursue future stability.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.