[T]he dissemination of social-media platforms becomes a flexible tool for social control. The more that individuals express through these codified, networked, formatted means to construct a “personal brand” identity, the more they self-assimilate, adopting the incentive structures of capitalist social order as their own.
Even though Stoicism is far more accessible, not only does it lack the exotic mystique of Eastern practice; it’s also regarded as a philosophy of merely breaking even while remaining determinedly impassive. What this attitude ignores is the promise proffered by Stoicism of lasting transcendence and imperturbable tranquility.
The Lykoi’s partially furred faces and paws are the source of their fame as well as their name. Lykoi is derived from the word “lycanthrope,” alluding to the animal’s resemblance to creatures like Lon Chaney’s iconic Wolfman. And like their namesake, hair comes and goes for Lykoi cats. The kittens are born nearly naked and later spend parts of their adulthood that way, occasionally molting much of their sparse fur.