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February 21, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Approach Everything Carefully

In everything you do, consider what comes before and what comes after and only then act.

February 17, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Get Rid of conceit and Diffidence

Ascetic practices should bring you some benefit. Otherwise, they are ridiculous.

February 10, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Train Yourself in Three Areas of Study

1. Not everything that is difficult is suitable for training. We should train hard on things that are important to us. 2. Training should be tailored for each person, depending on where they are weak now.

February 7, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Remind Yourself of the Basic Principles

Whoever regards things that are not under their choice as good will be subject to envy and desire. They will flatter others and will be troubled. Whoever regards things that are not under their choice as evil shall be full of sorrow, will grieve, will lament, and will be unhappy.

February 3, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Train to Deal with Illness

1. The purpose of training is to prepare you to face hardships, including illness. 2. Illness is a part of life. We should have our judgements ready and available to us when we need them – as when we get sick.

February 2, 2018 - Book Reviews
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Unshakable Freedom: An honest review by Dr. Greg Sadler

UNSHAKABLE FREEDOM: An honest review by Dr. Greg Sadler

January 31, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Restrain Your Desires

1. We constantly go after honours, but pay little attention to the nature of our judgements. 2. Constantly craving for more and more things leads to constant dissatisfaction. 3. The way out is to drop a few of your desires. Then you will get what you want.

January 27, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Train to Deal with Impressions

1. Train every day to deal with impressions 2. Good and bad comes from your choices. What you don’t have control over is neither good nor bad. 3. If you judge every impression by this criterion, you will see progress.

January 20, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Pleasures of the Mind are Superior to the Pleasures of the Body

Three things belong to human beings: body, mind, and externals. Of these, mind is the best.

January 17, 2018 - Ancient Stoicism in Plain English
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Where You Train, There You Find Results

1.Don’t spend time on one thing and expect results elsewhere. 2. A good person restricts his or her decisions to what is under their control. Such a person is invincible. 3. People tend to gravitate towards their natural object.