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Are We Meant to Co-operate?

Feature || JONAS SALZGEBER

Understanding our place in the world.

 


Are We Wise or Playful?

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

Keeping the creative spark alive.


How to Live Purposefully

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

Living on purpose


What Are You Giving Up?

Feature || MEREDITH KUNZ

Striving for externals


How Religious Were the Stoics?

Feature || KAI WHITING, ALDO DINUCCI

Posidonius was admired and recognized for his scientific endeavors by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, the Roman physician Galen, the Greek geographer and historian Strabo, along with the Roman statesmen Seneca the Younger, Cicero, and Pompey. He was also a strong believer of the Stoic god. It is thus not an exaggeration to state that his theological position drove his scientific enquiry rather than hindered it.


The Story of Marcus Aurelius

Feature || ELBERT HUBBARD

The Story of Marcus Aurelius: 1 Childhood


Obstacles as Opportunities for Practicing Virtues

Feature || JONAS SALZGEBER

Every annoying person is a chance for patience, kindness, and forgiveness. Every challenging situation is a chance for perseverance and hard work.


The Skill of Using Logic: Fun with Fallacies

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

“The Ancient sage Booboo Baba described the healing powers of celery and skunk dung poultices.”


The Skill of Doing the Work: The Present Work

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

As long as you are alive there will always be time to have a shot at betterment. That time is right now.


Concentration in a World of At-Home Distraction

Feature || MEREDITH KUNZ

Do with “genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly”


Veganuary (2)

Feature || KAI WHITING

It is not as simple as stating that eating meat is ‘bad’ or ‘good’


What Does Stoic Training Involve?

Feature || KAI WHITING

Thoughtful processing of what is happening to you and through you.

Humility – the journey to eudaimonia is a long and arduous path and you won’t always take the right path.

Excellence – in thoughts, actions, and attitude, the only things you have full control over.


Dichotomy of Control and the Eternal Now

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

In my previous pieces I outlined the concept and introductory tenets of reformed Stoicism. They might have seemed a bit abstract, so today the time comes for some specific applications.


Faith, Belief, and Truth

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

The storming of the United States Capitol with its mob violence and wanton destruction on January 6 sadly showcased the power of “The Big Lie” in action. “The Big Lie,” perpetrated by Hitler, Goebbles, and others during WWII is the notion that if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it and act on it.


Taking Responsibility

Feature || FLORA BERNARD

This morning, I met my bank’s branch manager as I was taking a walk. I asked him how he was doing: he sighed and said that times were really hard. The effects of the COVID-19 crisis are starting to affect his clients, entrepreneurs in the area of Paris I live in.