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Interview With Enda Harte – The Irish Stoic

Enda Harte is student of Stoicism who lives in Ireland and works in the music industry. Under the moniker The Irish Stoic, he writes on Medium and publishes engaging content on social media. It was great to be able to interview Enda recently. His well-informed answers, which you can find below, feature excellent advice and…

What Stoicism Is NOT: The School Of Isolation

By Kai Whiting and Allan John When Zeno of Citium founded Stoicism he wasn’t particularly interested in what constituted the ideal Stoic individual but rather what made the ideal Stoic community. We know this because his magnum opus is his Republic – a utopian vision of how wise people (sages) live together in one city…

How To Deal With Harsh Truths

Home truths. Harsh truths. Strong medicine. Metaphorical invasive surgery. Different terms alluding to the same thing: the category of advice that will make you question your beliefs. The personal stuff that you weren’t quite ready to face. The interruption that doesn’t tap you on the shoulder to get your attention so much as whack you…

What Stoicism Is NOT: The School Of Oatmeal

By Kai Whiting and Allan John The Stoic founder Zeno of Citium held that excellent character must be the guiding light for your interactions with other people and the world around you, exemplified by your adherence to, and enactment of, the four Stoic virtues of courage, justice, self-control and wisdom. The Stoic practice is fundamentally…

Interview With Henry Manampiring – Author of Filosofi Teras

Henry Manampiring is the author of Filosofi Teras (Philosophy from the Porch) and through his book has played a huge role in introducing Stoicism to his home country of Indonesia. He found Stoicism to be effective in combatting depression and now shares the principles of the philosophy to help others in similar situations. It was…

Exercise: Take A “No Complaining” Challenge

Still you are indignant and complain, and you don’t understand that in all the evils to which you refer, there is really only one – that you are indignant and complain.Seneca, Epistles 96.1 There is so much to complain about. Even aside from big issues like pandemics, lockdowns, injustices, and inequality, there are the everyday…

Interview With Kai Whiting – Author Of Being Better

Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. With his co-author Leonidas Konstantakos, Kai wrote the excellent book Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living in, which I highly recommend. It was great to be able to interview Kai recently. His answers, which…

If… Only Commodus Had Remembered These Things

To mark the 1900th birthday of Marcus Aurelius, Modern Stoicism ran a competition which challenged readers to write a short tribute to the great Stoic Emperor in 250 words or less. Entries had to be in the form of prose or poetry (for example, haikus or limericks) and be focused in some way on Marcus…

Interview With Gareth Harney – Twitter’s Optimo Principi

One of my favourite follows on Twitter is the @OptimoPrincipi account, which is run by Gareth Harney. Through his captivating posts, Gareth shares his interest in Ancient Rome to his almost 50,000 followers - the classic stories, the artifacts, the characters (including the Stoics). It was great to be able to interview Gareth recently. His…

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