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BRITTANY POLAT

The problem with pity

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


Seeing things the way they are

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


The appearances trap

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“Despite our love of truth, though, difficulties arise because the truth is not always obvious or easy to understand.”


Tame your mind

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We all have moments when we need to tame our mind. Perhaps you feel yourself starting to become angry, or anxious, or just overwhelmed by everything you have to do.


Going Down the Wrong Garden Path

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

The unfortunate thing about desires is that they’re more like fast-spreading ivy than pretty potted plants: they tend to get out of control very quickly.


What Does It Mean To Flourish?

Feature || BRITTANY POLAT

As Stoics we often talk about living a good life and being happy. And it goes without saying that we all want to be happy.