Here’s Why a Dog is a True Philosopher

One of the few social media accounts I check every day is that of Niall Harbison (​Instagram​ / ​Twitter​ / Substack). Originally from Ireland, Niall now lives in Thailand where he feeds and rescues street dogs. His mission is to save 10,000 dogs a month as he tries to scale…

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Stoic Protection From the Dangers of Desire

Desire has a reliable way of making us view our lives through the lens of what we don’t have. This lens obscures from our sight the many blessings we already have and puts us into a discontented state of ungratefulness. There’s a passage in Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino’s novel in…

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What Is Stoic Apatheia?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what the state of apatheia is in relation to Stoicism and how you can work toward it. Definition Of Stoic Apatheia Stoic apatheia is a state of mind in which one is not disturbed by “the passions.” It is a…

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How a Stoic Becomes a Saint

Becoming a Saint If you’re familiar with the work of Kurt Vonnegut, you’ll know he had a wonderful knack for crafting beauty out of very simple words. He did this not just in his books, but also when giving talks (this one is my favorite) and recounting conversations. Another source of…

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How to Count Each Day as a Separate Life

Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life. These are Seneca’s words from his 101st letter to his friend Lucilius. The message the Stoic philosopher was sending to his friend was that the future is unsure for everyone and that only Lucilius’s lack of focus…

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What Is Stoic Oikeiôsis?

This short explainer will provide you with a straightforward understanding of what oikeiôsis is and how you can use it to guide your Stoic practice. Definition Of Stoic Oikeiôsis Oikeiôsis is one of the more advanced terms in Stoicism and refers to the process of becoming aware of what truly belongs…

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Young Plato: Teaching Stoicism in School

Young Plato is a documentary film that charts the dream of Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey. Using philosophy, the maverick teacher sets out to change the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty, and drugs. The all-boys primary school Holy Cross in post-conflict Belfast, Northern…

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Book Review: Journal Like A Stoic

A 90-Day Stoicism Program to Live with Greater Acceptance, Less Judgment, and Deeper Intentionality The practice of journaling is one of those spiritual exercises whose value is evidenced by the fact that it has endured for hundreds and hundreds of years. It's inspiring to know that the writing we do…

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