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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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Don’t Complain or Blame

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”  ― Maya Angelou The late great poet and writer Maya Angelou had a knack for both getting to the heart of our...
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Exclusive Excerpt: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living is now available. It features not only 366 all-new translations of brilliant stoic passages but 366 exciting stories, examples and explanations of the stoic principles from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus but also some of the lesser...
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6 Ways Stoicism Can Help Entrepreneurs

With the increasing swirl of interest around mindfulness, resilience and innovation we can’t forget that there are many who have trodden this path before us with important lessons we can borrow. Stoicism is the branch of ancient western philosophy that focuses on mindfulness, resilience, creativity and more, all of which...
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Naked, Starved, Deceived, and Destroyed: A Stoic’s Guide to Elections

“Some have said that it is not the business of private men to meddle with government--a bold and dishonest saying, which is fit to come from no mouth but that of a tyrant or a slave. To say that private men have nothing to do with government is to say...
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6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the classics section than the self-help aisle. So how do we get the skinny on what one group of...
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The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started

The starting point of any new pursuit is critical. Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student. So where should someone start with Stoicism? We decided to put together a short list with three books that will help you both understand Stoicism...
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An Interview with the Master: Robert Greene on Stoicism

Except for the Stoics themselves, no one has influenced me as a reader and writer more than Robert Greene. Which is why I was nervous but excited to interview Robert about Stoicism and this ancient philosophy has influenced his work over the years. It’s not everyday that one gets the...
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Stoicism In Professional Sports: An Interview with NFL Exec Michael Lombardi

Michael Lombardi might be one of the most quiet but influential executives in the NFL. He won two Super Bowls, 30 years apart—one under Bill Walsh and one under Bill Belichick. More than just coaching strategies, he’s notorious in the league for the ideas he’s spread. He was one of...
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Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking: An Interview with Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is a writer for The Guardian based in New York. He’s also helped bring stoicism to a mass audience with his popular book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. The book, which has a chapter based on Seneca, explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty,...
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What Are The Main Differences Between Epicureanism And Stoicism?

This post originally appeared on Quora: What are the main differences between epicureanism and stoicism? The garden and the veranda. The Epicureans   Epicurus, founder of the school of philosophy called Epicureanism The Epicureans were materialists in the modern, scientific sense. They accepted the physics of Democritus...