Stoics and Stoicism

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When I came across this picture of myself yesterday, I thought ‘this is one thing I do really well’. (since I somewhat berated myself in the previous post)

stoic

Stoic : a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion.

 

philosophy

Stoicism :

  • a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 b.c., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature.
  • conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain.

List of Famous Stoics : One of the most famous is inarguably Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman Emperor from 161-180

Marcus Aurelius

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is essentially the journal of thoughts by an army gneral, not necessarily intended to be read or published. You can pick it up and read it from any place in the book; put it down and find it again when the timing is right. I highly recommend it. This level of wisdom should not be lost.

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