Daily Stoic Entry #150: Is My Hard Work for the Right End?
May 30th, 2022
Follow along with my personal daily stoic journal, unfiltered, unedited (except for some spelling mistakes).
I'm working in the gym for a strong healthy body that's a right end to me. I'm reading to learn but also because I enjoy the activity, that's a right end. I'm working for a paycheck which i try to put to good use by investing to become financially secure in the future, I consider that a right end. But there's a bit more of a problem in that line of operation. Because I don't work for the right end other than to create a certain financial situation in the future, which is objectively a smart thing, but it does take away from the right end of work right now, in the current moment.
The fear of the above is that you languish in the state of doing just okay. Not miserable, not great, just okay. Which is a miserable state to be stuck in, ironically, because you can get stuck in that for decades. That's why you're doing this journaling exercise and taking control of yourself these last couple of months. To gain insight.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.