Complex Situations and the Locus of Control
May 18, 2017
Even in situations that tempt you to focus on factors you don't directly control, you can learn to spot the factors in the equation that are firmly in your control.
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Epictetus Illustrates Dichotomy of Control in the Bathhouse
May 11, 2017
If you think it violates Stoicism to even attempt a change in the world - the Enchiridion of Epictetus includes a clear illustration of why that isn't so.
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Stoicism and AD(H)D – from a Stoic who Actually Has AD(H)D
May 4, 2017
Any illusion that AD(H)D presents a problem for Stoicism dissolves when you learn to see AD(H)D for what it really is, and stop taking for granted things that aren't truly yours.
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FAQ: Ascesis – doesn’t that mean depriving myself of something?
April 2, 2017
No. While ascesis can indeed involve self-deprivation, and every Stoic makes some ascetic use of self-deprivation, the definition of ascesis doesn't inherently include deprivation of any kind.
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Meta-Ascetic Journaling – What it Means and Why Do it
March 27, 2017
In the effort to neurodiversify Stoicism, a meta-ascetic journal can be a great tool for Stoics to help themselves and one another discover the ascetic regimens that best fit them.
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Importance of the Art of Teaching Stoicism
March 7, 2017
Stoic philosophy is all about the art of living virtuously one's self. However, the art of training another to do so, while definitely not an inherent part of Stoic philosophy itself, is something that the Stoic community would do well to also cultivate.
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Why Stoicism is Great for Activism
February 5, 2017
Some people may have their misgivings about the efficacy of Stoicism as a philosophy for activists. However, in reality, it is about as effective a philosophy for activism as there can be.
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Why Stoics Shouldn’t Tone Police
January 27, 2017
Contrary to what an incomplete understanding would suggest, tone policing is contrary to Stoic philosophy. Here is why.
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Ingraining Stoicism with a Meditation Journal
January 15, 2017
Possibly the most time-honored of all the ingraining techniques used in Stoicism is the use of a meditative journal - of which the most classic examples are the twelve books written by the Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius, in the last decade of his life.
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A Case for Stoic Outreach
January 7, 2017
As a Stoic, I realize that as far as I am concerned, for anyone other than myself to practice Stoicism is an indifferent (neither inherently good nor bad). Still, I see a strong case for Stoics with a pro-justice understanding of the ancient philosophy to organize some kind of outreach by which to invite others to try Stoicism.
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