Should a Stoic Participate In Politics? Absolutely Yes.

We know what you’re thinking: WTF. The theatrics. The emotions. The snap judgments. The nonsense. The name-calling. The bickering. The baby-kissing and back-slapping. Politics and stoicism seem to have nothing in common, especially in our overheated era of “fake news” and “alternative facts.” And some of that might be true. But it’s worth pausing to … Continued

Bestselling Translator Sharon Lebell on Stoicism, the Art of Living and Finding Happiness

Two decades before the current resurgence of Stoicism, philosophical writer and performing musician Sharon Lebell translated Epictetus and put together The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, which contains 93 instructions to face each day and the challenges that it presents in a virtuous way. It’s a beautiful book that … Continued

The Philosophy Of Stoicism: 4 Lessons From Antiquity On Self-Discipline

This is a guest post by Philip Ghezelbash. *** Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy. The ideal for the Stoic, as with the Buddhist, is to show complete equanimity in the face of adversity. The four virtues of Stoicism are wisdom, justice, courage and temperance. Temperance is subdivided into self-control, discipline and modesty. I think … Continued