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Large text: The Tail of the Trailing Spouse. A sad-looking person stands at the bottom left corner, looking at a trail of footprints that leads to the right corner, where their spouse’s leg is visible mid-step.
Large text: The Tail of the Trailing Spouse. A sad-looking person stands at the bottom left corner, looking at a trail of footprints that leads to the right corner, where their spouse’s leg is visible mid-step.



More To That

I was a late bloomer when it comes to philosophy. The first time I read the work of a philosopher was less than five years ago, but I was hooked right away.

My first purchase was a collection of letters written by Seneca, a prominent Stoic thinker who lived 2,000 years ago. His clear writing and timeless wisdom made an indelible impression on me, and I brought this book with me wherever I went.

Illustrations courtesy of the author.

Seneca’s words provided applicable advice on leading a life well-lived. Inevitably, his work led me to those of other Stoics, which then led me to Buddhism…


Reading Roulette

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At Human Parts, we spend our days scouring the Medium platform for essays and perspectives we think our audience would love. Along the way, we stumble upon countless stories that surprise us — proof of the internet’s ability to deliver what we didn’t know we needed. Each week, we’ll share a few of our favorites, along with recommended reading from across Medium, in a roundup we call ‘Reading Roulette.’ If you come across anything we missed, let us know in the responses!

What do we mean by weird? Anything that surprises us, doesn’t align with our pre-existing beliefs, and resists…

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