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April 24, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Anger Seneca Stoic Self-help Stoicism

Why is anger destructive

1. Anger has done greater damage to humankind than any plague. 2. Both individuals and communities are destroyed by it. 3. Even a semblance of anger is enough to cause damage.

April 20, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Mindfulness Stoic Self-help Stoicism Uncategorized

How To Be Mindful

Mindfulness is not a standard Stoic term, but the concept plays an important role in Stoic thinking. For our purposes, if we define mindfulness as the art of paying deliberate attention, then we will see its critical role in moving us towards Stoic virtues and towards the good life.

April 17, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Appropriate action Stoic Self-help Stoicism

How To Act Appropriately

The concept of appropriate action (kathekon) was introduced by the founder of Stoicism, Zeno of Citium. (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Stoics, 7.108)

April 8, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoicism

How To Deal With Anxiety

Why do we become anxious at all? Why do we become distressed? Why are we anxious about the future? If we look at our problems closely we see that all our anxieties fall into one of the following two categories.

March 25, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Book Excerpts Stoicism

How To Deal With Annoying People, The Stoic Way

Although we may not consider it a major problem, we all experience annoyances in our daily life. Annoyances make us angry or irritated and make our life less pleasant. What is the Stoic solution to this problem?

March 24, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Book Excerpts Stoicism

How To Make Or Break Habits

When we quickly judge a person or a situation, we do so out of habit, not out of careful consideration. In fact, most of our judgments about people and situations are based on habits. If our habits are faulty so will our judgments be.

December 9, 2019 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoicism

Stoicism: My One-Minute Elevator Pitch

I have been practicing some form of Stoicism practically all my life. But I don’t talk about it. I generally avoid talking to others about my beliefs mainly because I need to explain them to those who don’t know what they are, ‘defend’ them when they are misunderstood and...

December 6, 2019 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoicism

The Trichotomy Fallacy

At the heart of Stoicism lies the concept of the dichotomy of ‘control’: "Some things are up to us and others are not."