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An empath’s guide to Stoicism

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

“We can choose whether to go with the world the way it is, or be dragged along kicking and screaming.”


The ancient Cynics: A backdrop to Stoicism

Feature || MEREDITH KUNZ

“The Cynics firmly established the responsibility of each individual to live a moral life, and the importance of self-discipline and indifference to pleasure or pain in the pursuit of virtue. They also established a tradition of questioning the validity of every assumption until proof can be found.”


The Stoic approach to virtue: Who decides?

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

“Favour “living the questions” over marshaling arguments to advance or defend cherished or conclusive points of view.”


The Stoic approach to thinking about the past

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

“We shouldn’t overly focus on heavy duty metaphysics. Finding out what the world is really like is not really our area of expertise anymore. Physics, chemistry, and evolutionary biology take care of that. The one job we have is to remain Stoics whatever the world is like.”


The Stoic approach to the incarcerated

Feature || SANTARA GONZALES AND KAI WHITING

“How many of us can say with certainty that all our present thoughts, actions and attitudes are virtuous?”


The stoic approach to overcoming cowardice

Feature || BRANDON TUMBLIN

“All virtues can be thought of as a habit, and the virtues of courage and strength are no exception. Life provides you opportunities every day to practice strength and courage.”


The Stoic approach to failure

Feature || GREG SADLER

“Each occasion of failing offers an opportunity to exercise those dimensions of the virtue of courage that the Stoics called perseverance and industriousness.”


Thoughts on the passing of a modern Stoic

Feature || SIMON DREW

“Dirk was a man who cared about wisdom, truth, and virtue.”


How to deal with our fears

Feature || SENECA

Let another say, “Perhaps the worst will not happen.” You yourself must say, “Well, what if it does happen? Let us see who wins. Perhaps it happens for my best interests; it may be that such a death will shed credit upon my life.”


Anger, the temporary madness

Feature || SANTARA GONZALES

“No one can live a happy life if he only thinks of himself and turns everything to his own purpose. You should live for the other person if you wish to live for yourself” - Seneca


Lessons in Stoic virtue from Ukraine

Feature || SHARON LEBELL

“Wherever you find yourself and in whatever circumstances, give an impeccable performance.”


Is heavy-duty metaphysics really relevant?

Feature || PIOTR STANKIEWICZ

“We shouldn’t overly focus on heavy duty metaphysics. Finding out what the world is really like is not really our area of expertise anymore. Physics, chemistry, and evolutionary biology take care of that. The one job we have is to remain Stoics whatever the world is like.”


Cultivating a cosmopolitan mindset

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

“Stoic cosmopolitanism... helps us cultivate a feeling of belonging, wherever we are and whoever we are with.”

 


Workplace bullying and the discipline of judgment

Feature || MATTHEW SHARPE

“Stoicism is powerfully placed to assist targes of workplace bullying.”


Avoiding the monkey trap

Feature || SCOTT BALENTINE

“Separating yourself from negative experiences can prevent feelings of being overwhelmed, it can help you to stay in control and can remind you that how you respond to adverse moments determines the trajectory of your life.”