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The secret to happiness is simple: live like a Stoic for a week | The Independent
What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, obviously the roads – the roads go without saying.
philosophy  stoicism 
9 days ago by kogakure
3 Common Misconceptions About Stoicism (And A Counter To Each) – Daily Stoic | Stoic Wisdom For Everyday Life
This is a guest post by Ward Farnsworth. Ward is the dean of the University of Texas School of Law, as well as the author of a new book, The Practicing Stoic. After our well-received interview with Ward, we wanted him to clear up in more depth how Stoicism is often misunderstood.
feeling  humor  philosophy  stoicism 
14 days ago by kogakure
Who is Gaius Musonius Rufus? Getting to Know "The Roman Socrates"
The name Gaius Musonius Rufus may not sound familiar, but the work of “the foremost stoic of his day,” as Roman historian Tacitus prefers referring to him, will. Musonius’ influence in Stoicism was and is substantial.
gaius-musonius-rufus  philosophy  stoicism 
5 weeks ago by kogakure
The Stoic Art of Negative Visualization
A CEO calls her staff into the conference room on the eve of the launch of a major new initiative. They file in and take their seats around the table. She calls the meeting to attention and begins, “I have bad news. The project has failed spectacularly. What went wrong?”
philosophy  stoicism 
5 weeks ago by kogakure
Epictetus on Love and Loss: The Stoic Strategy for Surviving Heartbreak – Brain Pickings
Tolstoy wrote in contemplating the paradoxical demands of love. “Love is a present activity only. The man who does not manifest love in the present has not love.
epictetus  philosophy  stoicism 
7 weeks ago by kogakure
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 
9 weeks 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 
9 weeks 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 
9 weeks 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 
9 weeks 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 
12 weeks 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 
12 weeks 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 
july 2018 by kogakure
9 Stoic Practices That Will Help You Thrive In The Madness Of Modernity
When Zeno of Cyprus was shipwrecked and stranded on Athens, he wasn’t expecting any good to happen. Having lost everything and with not much else to do, Zeno wandered into a bookshop and was quickly absorbed by the teachings of Socrates.
philosophy  stoicism 
june 2018 by kogakure
Stoizismus verstehen – wikiHow
Hast du je von Stoizismus gehört und willst mehr darüber herausfinden, oder besser noch Stoizismus verstehen und ein Stoiker werden?
philosophy  stoicism 
june 2018 by kogakure
Introduction to Stoicism by Donald Robertson - YouTube
Opening presentation from the Modern Stoicism conference Stoicon 2017 held in Toronto. Who were the Stoics? What did they believe?
philosophy  stoicism  video  youtube 
june 2018 by kogakure
“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”
“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” — Marcus Aurelius. Meditations 2.
marcus-aurelius  philosophy  quote  stoicism 
may 2018 by kogakure
“What’s Wrong With This Person?”
This question—this pause and then reversal—is an essential element of Stoicism. It goes back to Epictetus who said that we are complicit in the offense anytime someone hurts our feelings or makes us upset. We are choosing to react to something. We have to remember that.
philosophy  stoicism 
may 2018 by kogakure
An Interview with the Master: Robert Greene on Stoicism
Except for the Stoics themselves, no one has influenced me as a reader and writer more than Robert Greene. Which is why I was nervous but excited to interview Robert about Stoicism and this ancient philosophy has influenced his work over the years.
interview  marcus-aurelius  philosophy  robert-greene  ryan-holiday  seneca  stoicism 
may 2018 by kogakure
13 Life-Changing Habits To Try And Do Every Single Day – RyanHoliday.net
Why does one day matter? Why does what you do today matter in the scheme of your whole life? Because our life is made up of days. Days like today.
journaling  kindness  philosophy  productivity  reading  sleeping  stoicism  walking 
may 2018 by kogakure
The Way of Stoicism: How East and West Use Similar Principles for Virtuous Living. 
This is a guest post by Brenton Weyi. Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Zeno believed that Stoicism was based on the universal principles of life. They believed that these principles transcended any individual human being or society.
daoism  philosophy  stoicism 
may 2018 by kogakure
A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety – Brain Pickings
Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his influential lecture on the shapes of stories.
seneca  stoicism 
may 2018 by kogakure
STOICON '16: Keynote Speaker Ryan Holiday - YouTube
Ryan Holiday's keynote talk at STOICON '16, held on October 15th 2016 in New York City
philosophy  ryan-holiday  stoicism  video  youtube 
may 2018 by kogakure
Stoicism 101 - YouTube
A brief introduction to the history, theory, and modern practice of Stoicism.
philosophy  stoicism  video  youtube 
may 2018 by kogakure
Why the Academic Left Fears and Loathes Dr. Jordan Peterson
Who is this man, this Jordan Peterson, academic clinical psychologist, tenured at the University of Toronto with hundreds of thousands of YouTube followers, who has made a splash recently as a voice of reason, battling the political correctness elites and upsetting the academic grandees?
jordan-peterson  philosophy  stoicism 
may 2018 by kogakure
Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 161AD to 180AD. By all accounts, Aurelius was a fair and benevolent ruler, unlike say, the real ‘mad king’ Caligula or Aurelius’ son and successor Commodus, who believed himself a demigod (Commodus was played by Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator).
comic  marcus-aurelius  stoicism 
may 2018 by kogakure
PNTV: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman - YouTube
Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Daily Stoic" by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.
stoicism  video  youtube 
may 2018 by kogakure
The Most Successful People Are The Ones You’ve Never Heard Of (And Why They Want It That Way)
The vast majority of successful people who ever lived are people you’ve never heard of. If we are to drill down further and consider happy successful people, it’s almost certain that we haven’t heard of them. The reason for that is something called the survivorship bias.
philosophy  stoicism 
april 2018 by kogakure

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