I love it.
Although pretty obscure today, Stoicism was once the primary philosophy of the Western world.
We’ll cover some of the essential ideas of the Stoic philosophical approach in the Note.
First, a quick historical background: Stoicism was founded by Zeno in ~300 B.C.E. The primary Stoic philosophers were (Roman emperor-philosopher), (tutor to Nero and the creator of the “essay”) and (former slave turned leading philosopher).
As he says: “I wrote this book with the following question in mind: If the ancient Stoics had taken it upon themselves to write a guidebook for twenty-first-century individuals—a book that would tell us how to have a good life—what might that book have looked like? The pages that follow are my answer to this question.”
This book is PACKED with Big Ideas.
Let’s have some fun exploring a handful of my favorites, shall we?
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