By Maximus B McCullough
An Alpha Stoic realizes what makes them happy and what makes them miserable!
I can be like your life coach that keeps you happy and fulfilled no matter what your situation or status in life!
Alpha StoicMay 29, 2022
Why Stoics Do Not Use Ad Hominem Attacks
A Stoic does not use ad hominem attacks because it is beneath them to do so. An ad hominem attack is an attack on someone's character and not the issue at hand. What a less intelligent person will do is refer to a persons' appearance, their past, in order to disregard a current argument. In fact, the person that uses these terminologies are less intelligent because they have nothing to add to a conversation except stupid insults. They in fact want to close it down because they have reached the limit of their understanding and cannot go on any further intellectually.
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I Am Damaged
“I am damaged” is a phrase some people used to express their frustration after failed romantic relationships. However, when a person uses this phrase and actually believes it they set themselves up for failure, do they not? Let’s take a look at the alternatives.
Why People Insult Others
The only reason why you would insult another person is that you are, in fact, insecure. Insults will reveal your weaknesses, they are like a magnifying glass into your soul. As you go throughout your day, think of how many insults come off your tongue. Write them down and self reflect at a quiet time.
Conceptualize The Concepts Fact or Fiction
Your human experience begins and ends with a question mark. To know the answer to that question, You would be willing to do anything and even enslave yourself to concepts and people who claim to know that answer. For the sake of argument, we will call them “Posers” in this article and help you to conceptualize the concepts.
Fear Is Learned
In this letter, I would like to address “fear”. There seems to be an “instinctual fear” and a “learned fear” does there not? For example, I presume that we are born without fear. I do not believe a baby is in fear of being hungry, I believe they are pissed because of hunger pains and that this is what makes them cry.
Respect is Earned Not Given?
So is respect earned and not given? Well, that suggests that you have to work for respect, doesn’t it? This implies that you are not worthy of respect therefore, no one should respect anyone unless they earn it. Isn’t this like the dumbest thing you ever heard?Respect Starts With The Self
Respect starts with respecting yourself, no? A person who practices virtue respects themselves because they value themselves. This is a very important point. When you value yourself, then you can value others. If you do not value yourself, then how in the world will you value other people? So value and respect go hand in hand.
You Only Have One Thing Left To Do In This Life DIE
You only have one thing left to do in this life, and that is to die. Everything else is a choice! That being said, should it not prompt you to have the best human experience you can? Let it inspire you to let go of any harboring resentment, envy, wants, or desires. Forgive everyone that you feel has cheated you and set yourself free! Most of all, forgive yourself!
What Is Success
So my friend is teaching his children that success is being able to afford more material possessions than the people that he surrounds himself with. Is this poison? Of course it is, but humor me with this failed reasoning.
Who Are We Really
We, as humans, make different things for different purposes. Humans create paper to write books to read and yet, with a similar process, we make toilet paper. People purpose things and value them differently. Ironically, they even do that with other people.
Embarrassment is Weakness Dangerous Senseless and Pointless
Embarrassment is weakness, dangerous, senseless, and pointless. It will keep you from doing meaningful things in your life. A person who gets embarrassed easily will not ask for help when they need it. Shy people are comfortable in their box, never straying too far from what makes them feel content.
The Spirit Poem | A Poem of Death by Maximus McCullough
DONT THINK - Take A Moment To Just Exist
Have we have become so arrogant to conclude that if we cannot observe something, then it must not exist? As if the entire existence of the universe depends upon our observation. If we cannot observe it, many then conclude that it must be dead or non-existent.
So You Want To Be Happy, Really?
The Illusional Concept of Birth and Death
I wish to write to you about the illusional concept of your birth and death. Please understand that the concept of individualism is misleading because we are all part of a whole. To believe that you are an “individual” that sustains itself is just silly. Every piece is very important. Some state that if one molecule was missing, then the entire universe would collapse. Instead of thinking of everything in “Birth and Death” concepts, think of them as always changing. Think of them as all parts of a whole that come from everlasting and go to everlasting. The reality is there is no beginning and there is no end.
To Be Genuine | Stoic Thoughts
The genuine liar only lies to themselves. The genuine cheater only cheats themselves. The violator only violates themselves. To fool someone is only to fool yourself. The deceiver only deceives themselves. The rapist rapes themselves. You should never feel robbed when someone manifests undesirable characteristics because they do it to themselves.
Why You Should Kill The Skeptic In You
Skepticism never entertains the thought of being wrong, but critical thinking does. Skepticism produces nothing, critical thinking does. The true skeptic is a non-believer, non-thinker, negative energy sucking vampire.
My Future Wife By Divine Providence | Stoic Thoughts
This is a story about my future wife by divine providence however, she is already my wife. She does not have to guess my thoughts because she knows them. To call her a queen would be an insult the more appropriate term would be goddess and she feels comfortable being called that by me. I am already hers and she is already mine.
Relationship Advice | Stoic Thoughts
Is it really possible to give good relationship advice that covers every person? No, of course not. Many like me are single, happy and fulfilled. Recently I found myself in a new situation, my baby boy turned 18 and is now a legal adult. Legally I have no one to care for other than myself and that is an insane feeling to me. Now, for the first time since I have been a teenager, I find myself in this situation.
Atheist Failed Logic | Top 10 Blunders
For the record, I don’t hate Atheist or Skeptics I just like to argue with them because it’s fun. Their non-belief/belief failed logic is an impossible paradox that they cannot rectify. An Atheist has the improper tendency to claim belief in science, yet anyone who actually knows what science is will tell you it is not a belief system. Claiming belief or “faith” in science is like claiming belief in a screwdriver to solve all your questions, it is just a silly, foolish statement. Science is a method or a tool that is useful when applied properly but does not even come close, nor will it ever, to answering most of your basic questions.
Dear Godson In The Belly Of Your Mother
You are now in the belly of your mother and your father informed me last week I am to be your godfather. I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. Second to your mother, father and family, I get to help teach you things. I'm very excited about it and pretty soon you will come into this world from another world.
This Is Why I Am Untouchable - Stoic Thoughts
I do not do things to be thanked, appreciated, or recognized I do things because I believe in them. I have all necessities and I am free of desire, this makes me untouchable and rich.
I DONT BELIEVE IN THE SCIENCE GOD | Critical Thinking | Stoic Thoughts
Life is an unsolved mystery and continues to be, doesn't it? The idea that we can answer everything through a man-made tool such as "Science" is ignorance manifested. Keeping faith in such a tool to catch up with truth and reality is lame yet, the sceptics remain hopeful, pun intended. Why am I hostile about science today? Simple, because some people treat it like a faith instead of a tool that the originators intended it to be.
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When A Person Heals They Are Stronger Than Before They Were Broken
Pain is a teacher, isn’t it? I tell you my sons that comfort is the enemy, but why? I once heard a fitness instructor say, “It’s going to hurt a little now but a lot more later!”. Isn’t this the truth? When a person is a “friend of comfort”, it becomes their only priority in life and they fail to see value in a little pain.
Betrayed? This Is What You Should Do | Stoic Thoughts
Someone once said, “In order for there to be betrayal, there must first be trust.” Betrayal is the opposite of faithfulness, isn’t it? Let’s work this backwards, who is responsible for the betrayal, the one doing the betraying or the one that trusted the betrayer?
WOMEN VS MEN OR MEN AND WOMEN?
You’ve heard the saying it’s like comparing Apples to Oranges. Isn’t this a beautiful saying? Think about it, there are things that are neither right nor wrong but just different. Isn’t this the way with men and women?
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MOST PEOPLE CANNOT SEE PAST THEMSELVES SO DONT BE DISAPPOINTED
Empathy is an extraordinary ability only compassionate people possess. The difference between empathy and pity is that an empathetic person will feel the pain of another whereas one that pity’s people is only thankful they do not suffer like the rest.
Hard Times Create Stronger Human Beings
Notice that the title says that “Hard Times Create Stronger Human Beings,” and not “Hard Times Create Good Human Beings”. This is because “guidance” can only help create a wonderful human being, furthermore what a person does with that guidance is up to them. The convictions of a person will help define who they are, and those convictions will be their guide.
STOICISIM IS A BORING RELIGIOUS CULT AND I HATE IT
I live in the moment; I learn from my past and contemplate my future. I will not worry about things I do not have control over. It will not bother me. It shall not control me, I shall control myself. I will honor my virtues. I am Alpha, not Beta, I am the leader of myself!
IS THE LOSS OF FAITH A COURAGEOUS ACT? | KILLING GOD
Interestingly enough, some see themselves as strong because they have lost their religion. Some view it as "Growing Up", giving up the childhood fairytales and becoming "intelligent" or "enlightened". There is a justification in their minds mainly because of their "education" or "indoctrination" they received in the secular world with all its political biases added.
Is this a trustworthy decision, and is it smart to exchange your entire paradigm on the chance that the foundation of faith that you have built is flawed? Are atheist really independently strong, or are they depending on a network of supporters much like theist do? Is Atheism a religion in itself?
Christianity and the Cold Pitiless Blind Indifference of Nature | Objective Morality
To be afraid or not be afraid, that is the question. Many Atheist accuse Theist of letting fear get the best of them when it comes to seeking the truth. They refer to the fact that we all have to die and they further claim that Christian’s are making up fables to comfort themselves. Besides that, they further claim Christian’s are doing greater damage by passing it off as truth when it is all fictional.
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THE ONLY ONE YOU REALLY NEED TO IMPRESS IS YOURSELF!
We are social creatures, are we not? With that leads to downfall as well because we are constantly trying to impress someone else. My grandparents called people who like to impress others “Show Offs”. While raising my children I heard, “Hey Dad, look what I can do!” quite a few times. So it is natural for us to be impressed, impress ourselves and impress others.
Memento Mori | Remember That You Must Die | Stoicism
Understand the concept of being “Stoic”; We do not worry about the “Inevitable” we deal with what we have control over at this very moment, right now.
Drama Queens | Christians | Social Media Theatrics | Dishonesty
Marcus Aurelius did not appreciate the theatrics of some people. It turned him off so to speak so that when commenting about Christians he remarked that he did not appreciate their theatrics. Even though I am a Christian and a devout believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and King of the Universe I too do not appreciate or value the theatrics people display weather they are Christians or not. I believe it cheapens the message and individual so to speak therefore, let me elaborate.
The Ontological Argument | Does God Exist? | The Best Evidence | Stoic Thoughts
I want to discuss with you a situation that may assume at times “The Ontological Argument”. The ontological argument is the argument that assumes God exists. Now, weather God exists in one particular form or another does not matter, you still have a life to live. However there are several situations that arise from time to time that infer the existence of a higher consciousness. Instead of dogmatically refusing to believe and skeptically destroying oneself it may be wise to explore the inference. What do you really have to be afraid of anyway? It will not change your circumstances one way or another because what is, simply is.
Alpha Stoics | Compassion The Beginning Of Eternal Wisdom | Stoic Philosophy
My twilight hour seems to come between 2 A. M. and 5 A. M. at any time during those hours I am given strange dreams. I do not share them all but some of them I write down in my notebooks. This morning my dream showed that I was embracing a skeleton. It was kind of strange because never before had I embraced a skeleton and the thought is kind of morbid to me while awake. However, while I was dreaming I felt so comfortable embracing this skeleton. I rubbed my fingers across its skull then touched the spinal column and was so intrigued that my curiosity was on fire. I then had a thought, who was this skeleton that I was embracing? The answer came out of the Universe and to my surprise told me that it was me!
Life Girls Clothes Friends And LIFE Again Poetic Justice
Honestly, did you think your entire life was going to be peaches and cream? When I was 16 I was trying to fit in. What kind of music should I listen too? What girls should I like and why? What should my attire be made of? How do I know if someone is a bull shitter or sincere? What kind of friends should I have or should I accept anyone as a friend? And that was just the beginning of my confusion.
Alpha Stoics | True Strength A Virtue
I once read that a man said, “Until I expire I shall not take away my integrity from myself.” I gave this much thought when I was younger but did not get the sense of it. It sounded like a powerful statement. Now let me try to attempt to explain it to you my sons. There may be things that happen in your life that will test your fortitude, your faith & what you believe in. If it is not some skeptic trying to convince you of agnostic or atheism then it is a circumstance that you may have to endure.
Alpha Stoics | Abnormal Things Are Wonderful
Abnormal things are wonderful because they blow apart the mechanistic paradigm that culturally indoctrinates us all even without us realizing what is happening to us. There is no doubt strange things exist but what is even stranger is the hard core skeptics that make fools of themselves explaining strange things in a mechanistic way.
Intelligence The Ability To Be Happy
What is intelligence? It is something that we as the human species pride ourselves on, is it not? The ability to remember and abstract thought play a key role in what people think intelligence is. Wisdom itself is linked to intelligence in a way because of the associations it makes with things like science does. Others think that the ability to learn is intelligence. If we want to go on the darker side of things the ability to manipulate others is linked with intelligence. High SAT scores are said to be the key to finding intelligent people. Genius is another way to describe a very intelligent person weather they are good or evil, right?
Are materially wealthy people intelligent? Some may think so. In this same manor we can say that lazy people are intelligent as well, right? The same can be true of hard working people, they can be called intelligent as well but, could not these very same people be called stupid?
Intelligence is a relative thing you see. Some people refer to their 6 month old child as intelligent others still refer to their teenagers as intelligent. Those kinds of people are making comparisons either to themselves at that age or other peoples kids.
Is stupid the opposite of intelligence? I guess it would be relative considering the subject material. We could get very lost in this type of reasoning, can’t we? Is intelligence the same as being smart? Of course it is but there seems to be some things missing.
I think intelligence is a loaded word, let me explain please. If someone can read directions and assemble a product we may call them intelligent. What about someone that does not even have to read the directions and produces the same result? Are they more intelligent?
The ability to recall a wealth of data, does that make you intelligent? Perhaps it is the ability to exercise wisdom in applying what you learn that makes you intelligent? Are the dead intelligent, maybe it is your ability to stay alive that makes you intelligent?
Intellect according to the dictionary is “the power to know or understand”. Is it empathy and compassion that makes one intelligent? There are many synonyms related to the term intelligence. Aptitude, astuteness, comprehension, grasp, knowledge, mental ability and the list goes on and on.
I could imagine that many people are manipulated with this term. Thinking of yourself as intelligent maybe the wrong thing to do, why? It could rob you of a very important virtue called humility. Someone could convince you to be anything that they wanted you to be by manipulating the word “intelligence”. They themselves set the bar they are unwilling to climb but by telling you to be intelligent they manipulate you into trying. “Be smart, do this!”, they may say. So be careful of those that try to insult your intelligence by means of manipulation.
To me intelligence is the ability to be happy and find happiness. I hope you would share this same thought with me.Love Dad
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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way” Marcus Aurelius