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Vol. 4, Issue 8, August 2022

On the human condition

Editorial || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

Our life is short. When we look back on our lives, we see that ever ything has moved too fast. We are born, get married, bring up children, acquire things, and die of old age or of other causes – all within a short span of time.


What makes us human?

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

“We have been richly endowed with cognitive and social abilities, but it’s up to us to make the most of them.”


The upside of a life turned upside down

Feature || KAREN DUFFY

“I had to move past mourning for my old life, and figure out how to make the most out of this life. It is up to me to play the hand I have been dealt.”


Living with absurdity

Feature || MEREDITH KUNZ

“What can we do to better understand our role in the world once we realize how illogical it is, and how little we can influence and shape events? How can we move forward while refusing to give up or give in?”


Losing faith as a Stoic

Feature || BRANDON TUMBLIN

“As a Stoic, that spark comes in the everyday opportunities for virtue: kindness, apologizing, and courage”


Stoicism for a better you and a better planet

Feature || KAI WHITING, SANTARA GONZALES

“Stoicism is the key to unlocking wisdom. It helps us to deal with the stresses of modern life” Stoicism for a better you


Stoic joy: The premise and the promise

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

“The goal of Stoicism is to live a flourishing, satisfying, and joyful life.”


Marcus Aurelius on the human condition

Feature || DONALD ROBERTSON

Marcus Fronto, the tutor of Marcus Aurelius, talks about the pandemic that has been devastating the country. He says that death would be preferable under these circumsannces. Marcus Aurelius points out that death is a human experience common to every one of us and therefore cannot be good or bad.


Seneca on the human condition

Feature || Editor

“You think that you will get there amid riches and accolades. This is to say that you seek joy in the midst of anxiety! You go after those things on grounds that they will bring you happiness and pleasure, when in fact they are causes of pain... ”


Stoic quotes for every day of the month

Stoic Everyday || Editor

Stoic quotes for every day of the month