It’s both a Stoic and Buddhist practice to attempt to remind yourself that not only will you be dead one day, but that it might well be the last time you see every single person you encounter.An intellectual assent to this proposition only gets one so far; but with practice, as this sinks into “the heart” (choose another metaphor if this one’s unappealing to you), it may radically change the way you interact with people and how you live your life for the better.I have spoken to you honestly, go on, traveler, Lest even while dead I seem talkative to you.Ancient Roman tombstone An atheist doesn’t have to be someone who thinks he has a proof that there can’t be a god. I wonder how accurate this is to the original though: “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.Perhaps we could say that God is just one of many things that but these are the ones that strike me most deeply right now.
Anonymous “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.Something that would have you eye-rolling, like, "Why is someone as hot as you looking for a date? " At this point, he's hooked — people cannot resist a mystery. " tell him it was a test that he failed, but he can make up for it by buying you a drink.8. Would You Rather or Fuck Marry Kill are fun ways to start a flirty conversation/suss out mutual enemies, and can almost always get a little dirty if you want them to.9."What's the best movie/book/meal you saw/read/ate in the past year?Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.