What Did The Stoics Think About Fame?

There’s an old joke: The best way to punish someone is to give them exactly what they wish for. Nowhere is this more true than fame. How many actors and musicians dreamed their whole life of hitting it big, only to find themselves unhappy when it happens for them? How many business people crave recognition … Continued

Stoicism 2.0: An Interview With Author Robert Woolston

We recently had the opportunity to discuss Stoicism, Cynicism and much more with Robert Woolston who is an author and researcher on topics related to philosophy and history. He has a Masters of Library & Information Science (MLIS) from the University of South Carolina and is currently enrolled in a Philosophy program at the University … Continued

A Stoic Response to Bad News

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, because an artful life requires being prepared to meet and withstand sudden and unexpected attacks.” Marcus Aurelius Life can knock us on our ass, can’t it? Just out of nowhere, our legs are suddenly in the air and we’re on the ground. An email from … Continued

Announcing: The Daily Stoic Journal

In the year since The Daily Stoic was launched, we’ve seen all sorts of readers who have filled the pages of the book with thoughts inspired by each day’s meditation. In the margins of the book, in little notebooks, as screencaptures on Facebook, on blog posts. It makes sense, as journaling is one of the … Continued

The Stoic Range of Virtue: In Defense of Moderation

This is a guest post by Alex J. Hughes who is a writer and software product manager based in Nashville, TN. Join his reading list for 5+ monthly book recommendations–with notes so you can start to dig in–and his latest articles. *** As a society we pride ourselves on extremes. We flaunt how few hours of … Continued

Who Were The Stoic Philosophers?

This article provides a short overview of the main leaders of Stoic philosophy. If you are new to Stoicism, we invite you to sign up for our free 7-day course, which offers an introduction, Stoic exercises, interviews, a free book chapter from the cult Stoic bestseller The Obstacle is the Way and much more! *** … Continued

A Stoic Response To Mean Or Selfish People

“Kindness is invincible, but only when it’s sincere, with no hypocrisy or faking. For what can even the most malicious person do if you keep showing kindness and, if given the chance, you gently point out where they went wrong— right as they are trying to harm you?” — Marcus Aurelius It’s a fact of … Continued