The Last Time You Will Do This

Stoics strive to maintain a reasonable outlook on life, avoiding the Scylla of dour pessimism as well as the Charybdis of wishful thinking

[image: apartment complex in Brooklyn, photo by the author; this is essay #273 in my “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

The image accompanying this essay is of a building in Brooklyn, New York. My wife and I will move into that apartment complex before the end of the spring, if the gods of banks…