A stoic thought he could let go. But could he let it be?

Here we are connecting all the dots and creating the masterpiece. This stoic guy thinks we can let it go. It seems like a high strung way to get relaxed and chill out a bit. It seems like the “try these 10 steps and you’ll be living a higher self kind of life” overthinking that leads so many of us to sadness. It is the agony of living like a perfectionist.

There is a subtle difference between what the stoics are telling us, and what the Beatles told us. Let it be and let it go are similar but so very different. The Beatles weren’t overthinking. They were starting with “All you need is love” and getting to “Let it be”.

The stoics are definitely not saying that all you need is love. They seem to be coming out of left field claiming that love can be controlled and that damage from love can be limited. Keep your nose clean and you’ll be able to let it go.

I give the edge to the Beatles in this philosophical think-off.

Published by Tom Blaney

I help people articulate what makes their service exciting, meaningful, and valuable to their stakeholders by identifying why they want to serve, what they are most proud of, what challenges they want to take on, and how they plan on showing results. I do that by researching issues, identifying clear positions, helping them align their positions with what their customers want, and managing work flow to deliver efficiently and effectively. In the future, I'd love to help companies improve on how they communicate with their customers.

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