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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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How To Be A Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci: Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes

“Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.”  — Dante, The Divine Comedy Imagine how much easier life would be if we could learn to regard everything bad that happens to us as an act of nature....
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The Transformation of Stoicism Over The Centuries: An Interview With Historian Ada Palmer

Ada Palmer is a Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. She did her Ph.D at Harvard, during which she spent time researching and studying in Florence and Rome, then co-authored The Recovery of Ancient Philosophy in...
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The Stoic Art of Living: An Interview With Philosopher and Pioneering Business Thinker Tom Morris

For nearly three decades, Tom Morris, one of the world's top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers, has been on a mission to bring philosophy back to the center of daily life. He holds two masters degrees as well as a joint Ph.D. in both Philosophy and Religious Studies from...
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You Are Awesome: An Interview With Bestselling Author Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books which have sold over 1,000,000 copies and spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists including The Book of Awesome—which stemmed from his viral blog1000 Awesome Things— The Happiness Equation, and his just-released You Are Awesome. He is also the...
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Why We Are Born to Be Ethical

Ancient philosophers like Pythagoras, Heraclitus, and Plato taught that nature was permeated by harmony and intelligence. And by carefully observing biological organisms, we can see intelligence everywhere in the living world. For example, if you cut your hand, your body knows how to heal itself. And if you cut off...
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Self-Sufficiency: the Ultimate Stoic Virtue

Above all else, the Stoics were masters at assigning things their proper value. The great Stoic philosophers knew the importance of identifying what was within their control, what was beyond, and what fell in-between. And they maintained an unwavering sense of focus on the things within their realm of control....
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6 Stoic Tips to Being a Great Friend

When we think of great Stoic figures like Marcus Aurelius, Cato and Epictetus, we tend to focus solely on the individual. Their perspective, their observations. But how did these brilliant thinkers treat those around them? We know from historical accounts that Marcus ruled the people of Rome with reason, and...
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Neuroscientist and Award-Winning Author Dr. Tara Swart on Stoicism, Mental Resilience, and Achieving Peak Brain Performance

The first, and perhaps most important, lesson of Stoicism is that we don't control the world around us, but we do control how we see and perceive the world around us. “Indeed, no one can thwart the purposes of your mind," Marcus Aurelius wrote, "for they can’t be touched by...
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The Skinny Confidential and Stoicism: An Interview With Lifestyle Entrepreneur Lauryn Evarts Bosstick

Asked whether women too should study philosophy, Musonius Rufus—“the foremost stoic of his day,” as Roman historian Tacitus put it—responded bluntly, “A desire for virtue and an affinity for it belong by nature not only to men but also to women: no less than men are they disposed by nature...