Life lessons from the hut
In this ~30 minute walk, I talk about philosophical themes related to the hut I built in the mountains of Cyprus. These are lessons for life:
- Past choices frame future options, meaning that even if we have perfectly free will, we still operate within confines that cannot be undone.
- There are moments where we must rise to the occasion, effectively becoming someone we were not. Never underestimate someone who has no other choice but to fight.
- The prevailing conditions make the person. They compel one into action.
- Mental fortitude depends on one’s patience and understanding of the bigger picture. It is about how one can preserve their unflinching commitment to the cause.
- Story about mental fortitude and the ancient Spartans.
- Commentary on the subjectivity of experiences and the illusion of factual objectivity.
- Why narratives matter to us in our everyday life and why our outlook is important.
- Faith is inescapable. We rely on beliefs to cover for the imperfect information at our disposal as well as our lack of perfect insight.