Have a plan.
The Stoic principle of Premeditatio Malorum connects us to the stream of ills that could possibly befall us. We meditate on all the terrible situations we could possibly find ourselves, no matter how terrible.
It’s the belief of the Stoic that by practicing this, they will not be shocked and caught “flat footed” when they find themselves in bad situations, no matter how damaging.
Sounds easy, but like today’s title implies, cowardice is a design problem… and it’s not that cowardice is the problem. Cowardice is a byproduct of ego, which is the real problem.
(See y’all tomorrow)