Disregard the self-righteousness, but two domains I find more important than frivolous politics and the Kardashians: health and the environment. In an age of diabetes, climate change, and dwindling resources... how can we simultaneously protect the environment and maintain ideal health? Well... (open minds only) let me fastidiously introduce... Exo Protein and the cricket bar.
If a counterintuitive edible food appeased our palates, safeguarded our resources, and nourished our cells... would you discriminate or participate? Before you dismiss the proposal, hear me out. From a health perspective: crickets are a complete protein source, contain all essential omega-3's, and have 2.2 x more iron than spinach. From an environmental perspective: crickets produce 100x less greenhouse gasses than cows, only use one gallon of water per production pound (cows consume 2000 gallons/pound), and crickets reproduction time is minimal. From a savor perspective, Exo protein only uses real ingredients (paleo friendly options), offers five enticing yet simple flavors , and the creator is a world class chef. So... what's not to like?
Other than the aforementioned benefits; I find these bars ideal for travel, surprisingly satiating, and fairly priced. Give it a try! Nothing to lose and all to gain (enhanced health, environmental stewardship, and most importantly... a new way of thinking.
The Letter's themes acknowledge the allure of simplicity, controlled emotions, friendship, accepting death, groundless fears, virtuous and courageous actions, rebuking wealth and superfluous materials, practicing poverty, and managing life's setbacks. High level athletes (New England Patriots), world leaders (Bill Clinton), and historical figures (Thomas Jefferson) both utilize(d) and preach(ed) Stoic principles.
I would be doing a disservice advocating only one 'must read' letter, but Letters 13, 18, 27, and 49 will leave you speechless, motionless, and yearning for more. His timeless, pithy, easy to read wisdom consoles all who seek navigating this experiment we call 'life'. You will thank yourself for purchasing this book, setting aside five minutes daily, and exploring the highly therapeutic wisdom. As Seneca would state "Take Care".