Monday, June 9, 2014

Wisdom from Stoics

A wise thought from Mr. Money Moustache as he discusses making one's own wine:
I also resist, as is the nature of the ancient Stoics, becoming a connoisseur of material goods. Becoming the kind of person who can only enjoy the very finest and most expensive of anything, be it wine, automobile or speaker cable, is doubly wasteful. 
First, you are foolishly using your educational time while you become an expert and second, you’ll have to spend the rest of your life incurring expenses as the price of having achieved such expertise.
Couldn't agree more! 

2 comments:

milieu said...

A counter-argument "To really enjoy life, you have to enjoy the finer (not necessarily expensive) pleasures"2271

Sachin Shanbhag said...

:)