The word “philosophy” comes from Ancient Greek and means “love of wisdom”.
Unfortunately, the modern translation appears to have become slightly twisted to the point where the word might only connote some impractical college major.
Yet, philosophy ought to be embraced by all who seek to live in a more “favorable” world for it is our own mental constructs (our own philosophy) that dictates how we think, feel and act. So, philosophy isn’t just about talking or even thinking, its true meaning lies in the execution of the ideas and ideals.
Today, Nick and I revisit the essence of philosophy and review some of the framework behind The Habit Factor franchise.
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In this episode, Martin shares a handful of his favorite quotes and a few books that helped him to form a foundation for thought and action (a mixed philosophy that spans; Thoreau and Socrates to Kurt Vonnegut.
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Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking
Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Imaging
Carol Osborn’s How Would Confucius Ask for a Raise?
George Samuel Clayson’s The Richest Man in Babylon
James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh
Robert M Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich
Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan
Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions
Kurt Vonnegut’s Deadeye Dick: A Novel