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Be Alive Until You Die

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The worst of all is to leave the ranks of the living before dying

 


Stoicism In Plain English - Ancient Stoic Texts In Modern English

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Ancient Stoic texts in modern English.


Stoicism In Plain English - Ancient Stoic Texts In Modern English

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Ancient Stoic texts in modern English.


Why are we restless?

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This is the second chapter of Seneca’s discourse, On Tranquility. In this exchange with his young protege Serenus, Seneca expands on the following key ideas


Marcus Aurelius’ Sense of Equality

Book Excerpt || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

Everything Marcus Aurelius inherited from his father, he gave to his sister. 


Use pleasure but don’t indulge in it

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In the TENTH chapter of his discourse ON THE HAPPY LIFE, Seneca tells us that, to be happy, we should stop pursuing pleasure, but instead pursue virtue. This is an excerpt from Stoic Happiness, a plain English version of Seneca’s On the Happy Life, published by The Stoic Gym. 

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HOW TO BE A STOIC: Examine impressions before accepting

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Big idea 5. Examine impressions before accepting


What everyday experience can teach us

Book Excerpt || DONALD ROBERTSON

Marcus Aurelius was a keen observer of everyday life. As we saw in the March issue of THE STOIC, Marcus turned his everyday experiences into metaphors for the art of living. In this article, Donald Robertson explains how Marcus also turned everyday experiences into philosophical metaphors. 

Chuck Chakrapani, Editor 


The last days of Marcus Aurelius

Book Excerpt || DONALD ROBERTSON

The year is 180 AD. As another long and difficult winter draws to a close on the northern frontier, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius lies dying in bed at his military camp in Vindobona (modern-day Vienna). Six days ago he was stricken with a fever, and the symptoms have been worsening rapidly.