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Vol. 4, Issue 12, December 2022

The joy of the Stoic

Editorial || Chuck Chakrapani

Stoic writings are full of strategies to cope with hardships, anger, fear, and other negative emotions. There are many reasons for this. For instance, many Stoics lived under tyranncial rulers. Anyone could be arbitrarily killed or exiled. There was widespread slavery and poverty.

Life is a festival - if you know how to look

Feature || Meredith Kunz

Take a moment to look around, and see, from an outside lens, the workings of this festival unfolding all around us.

Seeing life as a festival

Feature || Enda Harte

Internally voicing the word ‘festival’ can help you practise the concept with ease.

Learning to enjoy the festival of life

Feature || Brittany Polat

“Even though the festival may be noisy, it can still be beautiful, fascinating, and just the right place for living a good life.”

Learning to feel the joy

Feature || Seneca

Some only begin to live when it is time for them to quit living. And if this seems surprising to you, let me tell you something that will surprise you even more: Some people quit living long before they begin.

Metal concert in the festival of life

Feature || Greg Sadler

You can practice Stoicism and also have a good time... For a Stoic, these sorts of things are all matters of rationality and proportion.

While we know true happiness isn't found inside gift wrapping or at the bottom of a cup of holiday cheer, we should nevertheless take pleasure in everyday joys when we can.

The meaning of life and the meaning in life

Feature || Sharon Lebell

While the meaning of life will no doubt remain enigmatic, the Stoics show us that meaning in life is attainable, but it’s on us to make it.

Having the courage to be yourself

Feature || Brandon Tumblin

It’s an act of strength and courage to be yourself.

Stoic every day

Stoic Everyday || Editor

Stoic quotes for every day of the month