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Stoicism and Christianity: Lessons, Similarities and Differences
Most people see Stoicism and Christianity as polar opposites, but the belief systems do overlap in several ways.
christianity  philosophy  religion  stoicism 
6 days ago by kogakure
A Stoic Response to Beauty
“To see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower; hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.” — William Blake, ‘Auguries of Innocence’ The Stoics aren’t exactly famous for their ideas about beauty, and it is easy to understand why.
beauty  philosophy  stoicism 
6 days ago by kogakure
Memento Mori Tattoos and Inspiration
There was a tradition in ancient Rome to celebrate the return of a victorious military general with a drawn out spectacle to sanctify the triumphant leader. On the day of his parade, the victor wore a crown and a purple, gold-adorned toga, otherwise reserved for kings.
memento-mori  philosophy  stoicism  tattoo 
6 days ago by kogakure
History of Memento Mori
The one perennial truth – rich or not, successful or not, religious, philosophical, it doesn’t matter – you will die. From the beginning of time to the end, death is the one universal inescapable commonality. Kings or peasants, brilliant or stupid, everyone dies or is dead.
memento-mori  philosophy  stoicism 
6 days ago by kogakure
The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started
The starting point of any new pursuit is critical. Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student.
book  recommendation  stoicism 
26 days ago by kogakure
Why Stoicism Matters - YouTube
Stoicism is a philosophy worked out in Ancient Greece and Rome thousands of years ago, but it remains hugely relevant to our own times: it offers us ways of learning how to cope with anxiety, fear and the dread of losing money, status and love.
stoicism  video  youtube 
28 days ago by kogakure
Learning From Bad Examples
Sometimes readers of the DailyStoic.com (practicing Stoics!) get upset when a politically incorrect or controversial example is used in these emails.
philosophy  stoicism 
5 weeks ago by kogakure
Want to love your job? Read this article — Quartz
The problem with this approach is that it treats dissatisfaction as a character flaw.
All other things being equal, sure.
But being cheated by the long con of modernity, it's hard to accept this as anything other than placation propaganda.
Be satisfied.
Be happy with your lot.
Obey.
Go back to sleep.
Somnambulists can do it in their sleep.
etc.
work  labor  wage.slavery  slave.mindset  stoicism  buddhism  zen  capitalism 
5 weeks ago by po

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