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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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Making A Difference IS Up To You: An Interview With TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One®, a business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased. Maybe you’ve seen a pair of his shoes or own one. Maybe you’ve seen him on...
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What Is Sympatheia? (And Why It’s So Damn Important)

In Book Six of Meditations, Marcus gives himself (and us) a command to keep an important idea in mind. “Meditate often,” he writes, “on the interconnectedness and mutual interdependence of all things in the universe.” He is speaking of the Stoic concept of Sympatheia, the idea that “all things are mutually...
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Starting Over And The Power Of Perception: An Interview With Jordan Harbinger

Jordan Harbinger is known as the “The Larry King of podcasting.” He’s a former Wall Street lawyer who remade himself as one of the best interviewers in the podcast game. For 11 years, Jordan was the host of the Art of Charm —one of the most successful podcasts in the...
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24 Gift Ideas For The Stoics In Your Life

Stoicism is supposed to be a living, breathing thing. Not just words you look at on a page once, but something you carry with you—something you use to live. So that, as Seneca put it, the “words become works.” And he also urged us to take the words he and...
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A Stoic Response To Desire

“The faculty of desire purports to aim at securing what you want...If you fail in your desire, you are unfortunate, if you experience what you would rather avoid you are unhappy...For desire, suspend it completely for now. Because if you desire something outside your control, you are bound to be...
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The Most Important Ritual You Can Practice This Year

  Why did Marcus Aurelius spend those precious hours in his tent, writing by the lamplight, even on the nights and mornings he strained under the burdens of his war-time duties? It wasn’t for our benefit. No, he never expected Meditations would see an audience. He was writing for himself, to himself, as a way to...
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9 Stoic Principles Every Creative Needs To Thrive

“Most people don’t understand what Stoic is. They think that a Stoic wants to sort of be robust, no positive nor negative emotions, get rid of [their] attachment from the world…My definition is a Stoic Sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and...
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Charlamagne Tha God on Stoicism, Dealing With Anxiety, And Turning Fear Into Fuel

Charlamagne Tha God is the host of the nationally revered radio show The Breakfast Club where provocative celebrity interviews help drive the daily national conversation about issues related to hip-hop, race, society, and politics. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create...
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The Laws Of Human Nature: An Interview With Robert Greene

For decades, Robert Greene has been observing, studying, and writing about people and power. Through this research, he has produced a canon of bestselling books that explain why people do what they do, how these patterns affect and shape the world, and of course, how we can develop strategies to...
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Stoicism, Buddhism, And Evolutionary Psychology: An Interview With Robert Wright

Robert Wright is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of Nonzero, The Moral Animal, and The Evolution of God, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has taught in the psychology department at the University of Pennsylvania and the religion department...