Started reading The Theory of Moral Sentiment by Adam Smith. It's definitely dense, and there are some outmoded ideas in it, but I get the impression so far that basically he was a proponent of stoicism.

I want to read more from him and develop my own opinion on his ideas, as I get the impression that most discourse online is by people who have no idea what they are talking about and probably actually haven't read his works. I'll probably do some deep dives on Marx, Voltaire, Locke, Paine, and others as well.

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There seems to be a lot of people that like arguing on social media about their ideas without actually being knowledgeable of the thinkers whose ideas they claim to espouse. I don't want to be like that.

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