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

It’s not about Stoic WEEK, But Life

Here we are, with International Stoic Week upon us once again. This is exciting because thousands of new people will be exposed to philosophy for the very first time. Philosophy, as the Stoics saw it, was not abstraction. It was not theoretical. It was not something you fooled around with just for school. It was designed to help … Continued