How Not to Freak out — Using a Combination of Stoicism and Mindfulness

David B. Clear
7 min readNov 11, 2019
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“Don’t freak out.” Such great advice. While we’re at it, let’s also “not get sick,” “not feel pain,” and “not die, ever.” And, please, someone tell the climate not to warm up.

Seriously, how do you not freak out? How exactly do you go about it? I mean, sometimes the world is just an unholy mess and it hurls real stinkers at you: you lose your…

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David B. Clear

Cartoonist, science fan, PhD, eukaryote. Doesn't eat cats, dogs, nor other animals. 1,000x Bottom Writer. davidbclear.com