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What Would A Stoic Do
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
WHAT WOULD A STOIC DO?
We tend to be self-centred. We constantly wonder what I should do if I fall ill, if I get angry, if someone is angry at me, if I don’t have enough money, if my coworkers are jerks, if my boss embarrasses me in front of others, if I fail to get the job I want … But while we are busy thinking about ourselves, life presents us with situations that we are not prepared for. Now what? Modern Stoics respond to our last month’s picture, the burning image of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
There’s no straightforward answer to the question
Last month we presented this picture and asked our readers “What would a Stoic do? We also posted the picture on different Stoic Facebook groups. Here is a sample of your responses.
For the photo on our June 2019 issue, we have received more responses.
Last weekend I went on a day trip to Spain. As I was looking around Granada, I came across a restaurant/sidewalk cafe with an interesting name: Memento Mori. ‘Memento mori’ or ‘remember death’ is a favourite motto of many Stoics.