When looked at in its most simple way, Stoicism could be looked at as doing the best you can, in terms of the best for yourself, and others. I don’t mean best in terms of money though, but in a virtue-related way. Recycling, giving to others, being kind to all, forgiving people, trying to help those who make bad choices to make better for themselves and others.
This spider thought it wanted to come inside our house, I took it to a place that would be better for it, because if it came inside and my husband saw it, he would kill it. He’s a bit like that. I try to help these big huntsman spiders out of the house, if I spot them inside …
Saving the lives of spiders is the least I can do – they eat the flies I don’t want inside my home! I feel good to help these creatures, and helping people too, if and when I can. I am working at the idea of not deriding politicians who do what I consider to be bad things. I feel they are gravely mistaken sometimes, for sure. I have the power to let them know at election time ….
But I can’t like them, some of them. These things are works in progress, my Stoicism is too. I’m doing my best to do my best.