Hi, and welcome to Fate Permitting – blog!
Most of the content here is based on my personal journaling, which I do as a part of a Practice Routine that I follow to the best of my ability. Sometimes I might take a topic, relevant to the idea or “Philosophy for Life”, or “Philosophy as a way of life”, and write out my take on it. Sometimes the stories are just results from a journaling session where I wrote about whatever was on my mind at the time.
The greatest debt here is owed to the good old Stoics: Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Seneca.
Also, a lot of inspiration is drawn from great modern contributors like Donald Robertson, Massimo Pigliucci, Ryan Holiday, William Irvine, a Buddhist teacher Josh Korda, and many more.
The blog itself is named after a “reserve clause“, in which one commits to an action, without expecting that everything will go as planned, or that a specific end-result will be achieved. This is one of the first Stoic ideas I encountered, and still one of my favorite practices. This alone will make difference, I would dare claim!
I hope you enjoy the posts here and find something of value that you can use!