It was an amusing coincidence that, early today, I suddenly remembered an Aeon article on the value of Stoicism I read before. The article was posted exactly two years ago, so perhaps my mind just pulled a Facebook memories/Timehop on me.
In this season which triggers depression among some (especially those who can't lay off the sad parts of Love Actually for the nth time), and as we close the year with a lot of crazy things happening in this world, the article couldn't have come at a better time.
A few choice paragraphs from the article:
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
More about me here.