Month: June 2017

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. This steadfast conviction allowed them to remain strong during circumstance that would break most ordinary people. What’s interesting is …

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David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson: The Entrepreneurial and Unstoppable Stoic

In our interview with Daniele Bolelli we said how there is a certain class of people who can’t be placed in a single category. Their interests and accomplishments span multiple industries and fields and are often at complete odds with one another. David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson is one of them. He is the creator of …

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Don’t Compromise

The Stoics taught Cato that there were no shades of gray. There was no more-or-less good, no more-or-less bad. Whether you were a foot underwater or a fathom, you were still drowning. All virtues were one and the same virtue, all vices the same vice. It is the kind of austere scheme that seems unreasonable …

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Concentrate on Every Moment

Picture Marcus Aurelius writing these words to himself in the middle of a desolate military camp. He’s the world’s most powerful man, and accordingly, was also hated, envied, targeted. He’s got incredible power but also incredible responsibility. He’s exhausted but also in his element. So what does he decide to write to himself? “Concentrate every …

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