as part  of collection,  Roman Art from the Louvre, currently on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.     BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD

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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Stoicism Isn’t Pessimistic. It’s Boldly Optimistic

When I was nineteen years old I was told to read a book: Meditations, by the stoic philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius. Of course, I didn’t fully understand it at the time, again I was a teenager, but I immediately tore the book apart and made a million notes on it. It...
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The Stoic Art of Negative Visualization

A CEO calls her staff into the conference room on the eve of the launch of a major new initiative. They file in and take their seats around the table. She calls the meeting to attention and begins, “I have bad news. The project has failed spectacularly. What went wrong?”...
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1900:  Roman civilization, 2nd century A.D. Bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.  (Photo By DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images)

Who Is Marcus Aurelius? Getting To Know The Roman Emperor

This is part of our 3-part short series on the three most important Stoic philosophers: Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus. Here you will find a short introduction to Marcus, suggested readings, three exercises/lessons from him as well as a selection of quotes. You can also read our introduction to Stoicism...
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Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

For all the press that Bill Clinton has gotten for his epic, seemingly-half-improvised convention stem-winder, one of the most revealing lines has barely earned a mention at all. We were surprised to hear Clinton called Barack Obama “a man cool on the outside, but who burns for America on the...
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Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons from Cato

Julius Caesar wanted to end him. George Washington wanted to be him. And for two thousand years, he was a singular subject of plays, poetry, and paintings, with admirers as diverse as Benjamin Franklin, the poet Dante, and the Stoic emperor Marcus Aurelius. Yet, for all that, you’ve probably never...
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Who Is Seneca? Inside The Mind of The World’s Most Interesting Stoic

This is part of our 3-part series on the three most important Stoic philosophers: Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus. Here you will find a short introduction to Seneca, suggested readings, three exercises/lessons from him as well as a selection of quotes. You can also read our introduction to Stoicism if you...
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Who Is Epictetus? From Slave To World’s Most Sought After Philosopher

This is part of our 3-part series on the three most important Stoic philosophers: Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus. Here you will find a short introduction to Epictetus, suggested readings, three exercises/lessons from him as well as a selection of quotes. You can also read our introduction to Stoicism if you...
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Your Best Day Yet: Three Stoic Reminders To Start Your Morning With

If you’ve already signed up for our email series you know the importance of a morning ritual. Whether it is journaling or meditating or asking yourself difficult questions, having a morning ritual prepares you for the day. It allows you to begin and face what’s in front of you with...
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Philosophy for Life: An Interview With Jules Evans

How did your to philosophy journey begin? What sparked your interest in Stoicism and philosophy as a way of life--or as you put it for life? If we understand correctly, you discovered it after struggling with some issues on your own in your adolescence? I think I read Marcus Aurelius...