Nuggets of wisdom from tv which the Stoics would likely approve of:
“It’s nicer, it’s easier… but it’s not *better*.”
— Надеҗда (Elizabeth Jennings, The Americans)
Taken out of context, of course. It can be taken as a reminder to focus not on the indifferent things, like comfort, but for we philosophers, those things which contribute to our eudaimon excellence.
It’s an interesting phemonon when one’s perspective starts to shift to filter things through a given lens. A short bit of mental reprieve from the work week in the form of t.v. becomes a moral lesson in philosophy which surely the writers did not intend.
What bit of entertainment has lessons next week? Tune in, same Bat-time….