A Stoic Response to Pain

“Whenever you suffer pain, keep in mind that it’s nothing to be ashamed of and that it can’t degrade your guiding intelligence, nor keep it from acting rationally and for the common good. And in most cases you should be helped by the saying of Epicurus, that pain is never unbearable or unending, so you … Continued

A Stoic Response to Success

“Make sure you’re not made ‘Emperor,’ avoid that imperial stain. It can happen to you, so keep yourself simple, good, pure, saintly, plain, a friend of justice, god- fearing, gracious, affectionate, and strong for your proper work. Fight to remain the person that philosophy wished to make you. Revere the gods, and look after each … Continued

5 Ways to Practice Goodness Today

This is a guest post by Monil Shah Today, as our societies are growing, it seems like the line between good and bad, moral and immoral, just and unjust, is getting blurrier. We’re focusing a lot of our energy in getting that new car, hoping our kids’ picture gets a hundred likes and telling our … Continued

A Stoic Response to Anger

“Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on—it isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance—unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man … Continued

How Stoicism Helped a Genius

There’s value in learning not just from Stoic philosophers, but from “natural Stoics”—people who have lived with the kind of wisdom we want to cultivate in ourselves, even if they never called themselves Stoics. That kind of model doesn’t have to be a Cato, a Seneca, a Marcus Aurelius, or some distant historical figure. We … Continued

Stoicism and Martial Arts: More Common Than You Think

This is a post by Jason Maine, a founder of fullcontactway.com, where he helps his readers with martial arts training. Jason’s personal experience and interest in every aspect of training brought him into a conclusion that there are close links between Stoicism and martial arts. *** Martial arts are built with their own set of … Continued