I started This Coding Life as a way to think about living a better life. Without knowing it, I was building a loose philosophy. But around a year ago I started reading about Stoicism and it clicked with me, moreso than my own writing ever had.
Reuse is hard. Finding another set of ideas that even remotely resemble what you need can take a lot of work. I've read my fair share of theology and there were aspects that rang true, but never a complete package. I'd take a bit from here, a bit from there, try and construct my own amalgamation. And that's how it always felt: cobbled together.
Sometimes you'll find that someone has created someting that not only provides what you need, but is a more simple, deep and intelligent solution than you could have created yourself. When that happens, your eyes can be opened to new ways of thinking.