Month: October 2016

A Stoic Remedy for Election 2016: Choices, Character, and The Common Good

Elections are about choices and character: obviously those of the candidates, but also about our own, too. As we enter the final weeks of campaigning by one of the most widely lamented presidential slates in recent memory, we are besieged and fatigued by the increasing heat of partisan character assassination and a growing sense of …

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Responsibility and Response: Why Our Choices are the Only Thing that Matters

“People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Every day we tell ourselves stories about why things are the way they are. We spend large chunks of the day lamenting …

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Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence: The Keys To Your Best Self

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― C.G. Jung “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” ― C.G. Jung “These are the characteristics of the rational soul: self-awareness, self-examination, and self-determination. It …

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Don’t Complain or Blame

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”  ― Maya Angelou The late great poet and writer Maya Angelou had a knack for both getting to the heart of our struggles in life, and for …

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Exclusive Excerpt: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living is now available. It features not only 366 all-new translations of brilliant stoic passages but 366 exciting stories, examples and explanations of the stoic principles from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus but also some of the lesser known but equally wise stoics …

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