Feb 17, 2022 — xiaolongbao



What is Stoicism? and Wikipedia

Stocism is designed as an inner compass for dealings in the extremes in life from adversity on one end to success, power, wealth, and influence on the other. Guiding life to navigate against temptations, suffering, difficulties, stress. Unlike many philosophies which are theoretical in nature, stoicism is practical and used in politics, business, war, art.

Aurelius says you only need three things in life:

  • Objective Judgement
  • Unselfish Action
  • Willing Acceptance

of all external events in the present.

Three Disciplines:

How you see thingsWhat actions you take in the worldHow you endure and bear difficulties and suffering of life

Key Figures

XenoFounded stoicism in the 3rd century BC. He was a merchant who suffered a shipwreck and discovered philosophy in the process
Marcus AureliusRoman emperor
EpictetusBorn a slave and found his own school
SenecaRome's famous playright, political advisor and wealthy

Mark Manson, author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" shares about why he is not a stoic (philosophical background is Buddhism and Existentialism) *

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