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Escape the comfort cage

Feature || TOBIAS RUESS

“You don´t just need discomfort to acquire virtue, but to be virtuous. Like the red queen in Alice in Wonderland you need to run, just to stay in place. It´s not like once you reached virtue it's nothing but smooth sailing.”


The problem with pity

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

“So instead of giving in to pity, let’s train ourselves to truly help others by showing rational love and Stoic goodwill.”


Stoic-style coping: New research

Feature || MEREDITH KUNZ

“A study led by researchers at Harvard confirmed what modern Stoics already knew: It’s not the situation itself that causes our emotional turmoil, it’s how we think about it..”


Stoicism and wabi-sabi

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

“Wake up to the simple exquisite now. To this. Not to what could be, not to more would be better, but to a deep appreciation of the supposed minor details of everyday life.”


On being tired

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

“Tiredness is not just tiredness itself, but it is also a microcosm of human experience.”


“Erotic love, ... would keep the city safe, and offer everyone the advantage of belonging to a family of multiple parents and close kinships. ”


The story of Marcus Aurelius [7]

Feature || ELBERT HUBBARD

“Men and women do not get married because marriage is legal, nor do they continue living together because divorce is difficult.”


Seeing things the way they are

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

“As Stoics, one of our primary tasks is learning to see the world clearly and accurately.”


What we see ... and what we don’t

Feature || MEREDITH KUNZ

“Seeing can help us understand the urgent need to try to do something. I realize I can only do what’s within my power, but I hope I’ll find ways to learn and act,”


Seeing virtue as the answer

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

“Virtue is the answer to just about any of our questions.”


Seeing the mind-body connection

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

“In Stoicism body, mind and spirit are not distinct but are all made of one and the same matter.”


Seeing our connection to animals

Feature || LEONIDAS KONSTANTAKOS and KAI WHITING

“How then could some humans be so careless as to reduce an elephant to its tusks, without a second thought as to the role it plays in supporting the ecosystem?”


The story of Marcus Aurelius [6]

Feature || ELBERT HUBBARD

“Men and women do not get married because marriage is legal, nor do they continue living together because divorce is difficult.”


“No reasonable person can claim that the ancient Stoics were right about everything [...]However, this leads us to another problem: that of attempting to “fix” Stoicism by imposing our worldview onto those of the ancients.”


The trap of ‘Stoic creed’

Feature || Sharon Lebell

“Stoicism has neither a catechism nor an official declaration of faith.”