I am a millennial, and, because of the time I grew up, these songs were on the radio during my formative years. I’m sure no matter which generation we are, we all reach the age where we hear things played that are no longer on the radio’s airwaves but, in memory, they were seemingly just being played yesterday all over the radio. This is one such collection of artists and their music: the playlist “Alternative 90s” (the link opens in a new tab), created by Spotify.
Here, Stephen West interviews Massimo Pigliucci, a current-day philosopher, and practitioner of stoicism, about his views on David Hume.
In the podcast’s episode, stoicism is mentioned, which is of interest to me, personally, seeing as how I take an inventory of my motives, actions, thoughts, and reactions daily for my recovery program. Stoicism sounds similar to this and it may be how the older civilizations of humanity practiced such things, knowing the lifestyle in terms of being a ‘stoic,’ not necessarily in recovering from the disease of addiction but, also, in terms of being ‘ethically mindful’ in all areas of life (Pigliucci open.spotify.com/episode/77inMrkeA0Fx1o13QpLEGN?si=S3meCx0ATgKJbHGdnqDFGA – the link opens in a new tab). This attitude and lifestyle of stoicism, though, need not only apply to those suffering from addiction. Living as a stoic, in modern times, is possible for anyone. Stephen West’s interviewee, Massimo Pigliucci, mentions a website blog he runs with thoughts on this (howtobeastoic.wordpress.com – the link opens in a new tab), which Pigliucci lets us know he will also turn into a book.
I only learned part of the adulting world refers to Wednesdays as “humpdays” around the second or third time I saw the airing of this commercial. This is a snippet of it in GIPHY gif. If you can help identify the source advertisement, please, drop a comment below.