Mindfulness and Stoicism: Emotions

Look at me getting things done sooner than I promised. It looks like all of this will be more than a single blog. The mindful aspect of Stoicism is what initially drew me to it. There are, of course, differences between mindfulness and Stoicism, especially as one is...

Stoic Resources

There are plenty of resources for anyone looking into Stoicism, the difficult part today was actually just narrowing them down. Here are a few of my favorites, everything has a link you can click. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. The most powerful man in the whole...

Stoicism and Duty to Society

Continuing on with unpopular virtues and ideas derived from my reading of Stoic philosophy, though this one has a lot to do with reading about ancient cultures in general. It’s funny to me that I am writing this, because all of the virtues we are looking at are things...

Stoicism and Wisdom

Looking more in depth at Stoicism leads us to the virtues they valued. None of them are all that popular today, starting with wisdom. This is a much misused and maligned word. It’s meaning seems to be difficult to pin down, but we know wisdom when we see it. Or it...

Stoicism and Character

Stoicism isn’t new, and it’s not something I “discovered”. Someone asked me to touch on the basics of it, so we will do that over that the next few days, but there are better resources out there. Ryan Holiday, in particular, has some great work on it. You can’t go...