Month: September 2016

Stoicism In Professional Sports: An Interview with NFL Exec Michael Lombardi

Michael Lombardi might be one of the most quiet but influential executives in the NFL. He won two Super Bowls, 30 years apart—one under Bill Walsh and one under Bill Belichick. More than just coaching strategies, he’s notorious in the league for the ideas he’s spread. He was one of the first executives to study …

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Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking: An Interview with Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is a writer for The Guardian based in New York. He’s also helped bring stoicism to a mass audience with his popular book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking. The book, which has a chapter based on Seneca, explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection. In other …

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What Are The Main Differences Between Epicureanism And Stoicism?

This post originally appeared on Quora: What are the main differences between epicureanism and stoicism? The garden and the veranda. The Epicureans   The Epicureans were materialists in the modern, scientific sense. They accepted the physics of Democritus that the universe was composed entirely of empty space filled with atoms of differing shapes and weights that …

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