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What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 9 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism. A brief synopsis and definition on this particular school of Hellenistic philosophy: Stoicism was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC,...
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Who is Aristo of Chios?

Introduction Not to be confused with the Peripatetic philosopher Aristo of Ceos, Aristo of Chios was a Greek Stoic philosopher, lecturer, and student-turned-contemporary of the more well-known Stoic philosopher Zeno.  When exactly he was born and when he died are uncertain, but he lived and worked during the 3rd Century...
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It Takes What It Takes: An Interview with Mental Conditioning Expert and Author Trevor Moawad

The Stoics believed the formula to achieve mastery in any field was simple. “First, tell yourself what you want to be, then act your part accordingly,” Epictetus said. “This, after all, is what we find to be the rule in just about every other field. Athletes decide first what they...
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5 Stoic Lessons On Time Management

American jazz icon Miles Davis once said, “Time isn’t the main thing, it’s the only thing.” Seneca once wrote that it’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a great deal of it. We all envelop ourselves in various forms of escapism, hoping either to postpone our responsibilities...
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The Art of Journaling: How To Start Journaling, Benefits of Journaling, and More

Journaling is not just a little thing you do to pass the time, to write down your memories—though it can be—it’s a strategy that has helped brilliant, powerful and wise people become better at what they do.  Oscar Wilde, Susan Sontag, W.H. Auden, Queen Victoria, John Quincy Adams, Ralph Waldo...
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Popularizing Ancient Philosophy: An Interview With The Philosophical Entertainer Einzelgänger

The word "Einzelgänger" can be translated as "lone wolf" or "someone who pursues independent thought or action." But the Youtube channel that goes by the name Einzelgänger is far from loner status. The channel dedicated to ancient philosophy has amassed nearly 300,000 subscribers and some 20,000,000 total views since it's...
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Memoirs Of Hadrian: Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes

What is it that attracts the modern thinker to works of philosophy? Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and others: it’s almost surprising how relevant their insight remains in the modern-day. As we know, some of the most profound pieces of philosophy have come from ancient Greece and Rome, and while this...
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Good Morning, Good Life: An Interview With Amy Landino

The Stoics believed in the power of ritual, particularly at the beginning and the end of the day. For them, routines and rituals were not productivity hacks, but ways of living. In a world where so much was out of our control, committing to a practice we did control was...
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Who Is Cicero? Getting To Know Rome’s Greatest Politician

Introduction: Cicero was born on January 3rd, 106 BC in Arpinum, a hilltop settlement located southeast of Rome. His father was part of the equestrian order, which was the second most elite group of property-based classes in Rome. Little is known about Cicero’s mother, Helvia, though it’s likely that she...
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5 Timeless Life Lessons From Marcus Aurelius

With the title “Roman Emperor,” you might think life would have been easy for Marcus Aurelius, but it wasn’t. Within the first year of his reign, one of Rome’s client states, Armenia, was seized by their common enemy, the Parthians. War ensued to reclaim Armenia as Aurelius faced other difficulties...
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Teaching Children About Ancient Philosophy: An Interview With Entrepreneur, Investor, and Author Eric J. Wilhelm

We’re often asked here at Daily Stoic about the best way to teach kids about Stoicism. How can we get our children interested in an ancient school of philosophy? How can we get them to see the value in applying the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, Cleanthes, Chrysippus, and...