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How to Chase the Right Rabbits

The Stoic Gym || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

John Bogle , founder of the Vanguard Group, one the world’s largest mutual fund companies, has this to say about how we live ineffectively: We chase the ‘wrong rabbits’, things that don’t matter, instead of going after the ‘right rabbits’, things that do matter.


"There, But For The Grace of God,..."

The Stoic Gym || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

John Bradford, the Sixteenth Century English Reformer, was a humble man. He was the Chaplain to King Edward VI. Yet, it is said that, whenever he saw a criminal led to his execution, Bradford would exclaim,

There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford!


The Stoic Gym Visit Our New Website

The Stoic Gym || Editor

Over the past several months, we have been redesigning our website in an effort to make it the single most useful website for Stoic practitioners. While the website does offer articles that relate to Stoic theory, our main emphasis is on practice: What can I do now to lead a better life?


The Art of Being Civil

The Stoic Gym || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

We are all comfortable in our little worlds. People who are different from us and who differ with us create in us some insecurity. This type of insecurity is sometimes nurtured for political purposes.


Enjoy what’s in front of you right now

The Stoic Gym || FLORA BERNARD

Not being here 

Does it often happen to you that as you are doing something, you also wished you were somewhere else, doing something else? 


Prayers as affirmations

The Stoic Gym || DONALD ROBERTSON

Prayer as a form of self-improvement 


Should I care about climate change?

The Stoic Gym || FLORA BERNARD

“What do the Stoics have to say about climate change?” A friend recently asked me. The question would have seemed crazy to Stoics like Seneca or Epictetus, but since then, human beings have changed nature in such a way that the question is now more relevant than ever. 


Four thoughts to outsmart setbacks

The Stoic Gym || DONALD ROBERTSON

We all face setbacks 

We all face setbacks in our life. How best to cope with such setbacks? Socrates provides a four-pronged strategy for resilience. 


Having problems means being alive

The Stoic Gym || RON PIES

Having problems means being alive or, “The day all your problems vanish is the day they will throw dirt on you!” 


Passing of a Stoic: Larry Becker (1938-2018)

The Stoic Gym || MASSIMO PIGLIUCCI

This is a condensed extract from Massimo Pigliucci’s excellent personal tribute to Larry Becker in patreon.com/footnotes to Plato.