Stoicism and the Statehouse: Pat McGeehan, the Man Bringing Cato and Marcus Aurelius Back to Politics

From its beginning Stoicism and politics were inseparable. After all, three of the most prominent Stoics—Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Cato—operated in political life at its highest levels. Marcus Aurelius was emperor, Seneca advised Nero, and Cato was the senator who after nearly twenty years of courageous political leadership, and civil war, made the ultimate sacrifice … Continued

Renowned Illusionist Derren Brown on Stoicism and Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

Derren Brown is Britain’s most celebrated illusionist and magician who has gained worldwide fame for his seemingly psychic abilities and has been dubbed a “real-life Jedi master.” Derren has stunned audiences with mind-blowing performances (such as his Russian Roulette stunt on live TV, which has nearly 3 million views on YouTube) and has been called … 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

Stop Chattering About Other People

There is no more seductive time-suck than talking about other people and their choices. Why did she do that? Can you believe he lets his kids talk to him that way? I heard they cheat on their taxes. If I was in his shoes, you know what I’d do? Why don’t any of these politicians have … Continued