The Stoic Jew

TSJ Interlude: Struggles with Perfectionism ... AGAIN (Aurelius - Meditations 10:16)

October 14, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 6 Episode 5
The Stoic Jew
TSJ Interlude: Struggles with Perfectionism ... AGAIN (Aurelius - Meditations 10:16)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today’s (self-indulgent) episode I discuss how my own struggles with perfectionism have once again generated problems with my content-production, as far as this podcast is concerned. I made this episode because I needed to express these thoughts and feelings in a public format, but I hope that my choice to do so proves to beneficial to others who struggle with similar problems.

This week's Torah content has been sponsored by an anonymous donor, whom I consider to be both a friend and a role model. 

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
- TSJ Follow-up: Applying "Tiny Habits" to My Podcaster's Block

- Aurelius, Meditations 10:16
- Saadia Gaon, Introduction to Mishlei
If you have questions, comments, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.
Stoic texts:
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
The Discourses of Epictetus
The Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus
If you've gained from what you've learned here, please consider contributing to my Patreon at Alternatively, if you would like to make a direct contribution to the "Rabbi Schneeweiss Torah Content Fund," my Venmo is @Matt-Schneeweiss, and my Zelle/Chase QuickPay and PayPal are mattschneeweiss at Even a small contribution goes a long way to covering the costs of my podcasts, and will provide me with the financial freedom to produce even more Torah content for you.

If you would like to sponsor an article, shiur, or podcast episode, or if you are interested in enlisting my services as a teacher or tutor, you can reach me at rabbischneeweiss at Thank you to my listeners for listening, thank you to my readers for reading, and thank you to my supporters for supporting my efforts to make Torah ideas available and accessible to everyone.
YouTube Channel:
"The Mishlei Podcast":
"The Stoic Jew" Podcast:
"Rambam Bekius" Podcast:
"Machshavah Lab" Podcast:
"The Tefilah Podcast":
Guide to the Torah Content of Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss:

Support the show (