What Stoic Fasting Can Teach us About Pleasure, Empathy, and Gratitude: Audio
This is an audio narration of the article written by the author, What Stoic Fasting Can Teach us About Pleasure, Empathy, and Gratitude. In this episode, Kevin discusses the importance of Stoic Fasting and the lessons it teaches us.
Key takeaways from the episode:
How much we take for granted the simple pleasures of life, to the point of not appreciating them.
In developed countries in our modern times, we no longer have to worry too much about the condition of starving, the way they might have thousands of years ago.What Stoic Fasting Can Teach us About Pleasure, Empathy, and Gratitude
We’re so accustomed to consuming each and every meal, each and every day, that the notion of skipping a meal sounds almost ludicrous these days – some might even worry that it’s dangerous or unhealthy. “Eat! Eat! You need to eat!” says the grandmother to her teenage grandchildren as she pushes another giant plate of food in front of them.
In the developed world we rarely fear running out of food. But that’s not the reality for everyone in this world.
Fasting forces you to consider both the harsh realities of others in this world and compels you to reframe the problems of your life in more realistic and fairer terms.
… if you haven’t thought about fasting, consider it. It’s not as hard as you think and there are many excellent guides out there to get started so that you can take part in the practice in a safe way.What Stoic Fasting Can Teach us About Pleasure, Empathy, and Gratitude
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