#9: A Stoic Thanksgiving with the Emperor Marcus Aurelius
November 23, 2017
Though you may not realize it, Thanksgiving Day can be a very Stoic holiday. The Emperor Marcus Aurelius shows us how this can be.
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What If You Die Tonight?
July 6, 2017
Much like the Samurai of feudal Japan - the Stoics of ancient Greece and Rome realized that the eventuality of our deaths isn't something to hide from - but something that we should stare right in the face.
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Stoicism in the Age of Science
June 29, 2017
While ancient Stoics no doubt held some views that are at odds with modern science, proper understanding of Stoicism requires that we differentiate the actual principles of the philosophy from context-specific influences in the ancient writings. Upon doing this, we are left with a philosophy that is not only consistent with sicence - but indespensible in the modern scientifically-informed world.
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Epictitus Shows us How to Stand Up to Hate Speech Without Compromising our Resilience to Insults
June 15, 2017
While the Stoic advice to embrace insults may seem at times to put us in conflict with our obligation to stand up to societal injustice, Epictetus gives us a great way to resolve this dilemma.
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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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