How Stoicism Can Help Both Introverts and Extroverts

The image of a Stoic is often one of the quiet philosopher, focused on deep thoughts and pondering the way of the world. An introvert meditating on life and writing their thoughts in private journals. However, it wouldn’t be accurate to say that Stoicism appeals only to quieter, introverted types. In fact, both introverts and…

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Stoic Social Media Advice From Marcus Aurelius

One of the most attractive things about Stoic philosophy is how relevant the 2000-year old teachings still are today. Let's face it, pearls of wisdom like "If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it" and "While we wait for life, life passes" never really go…

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How To Practice Stoic Negative Visualisation

For those wondering how to practice Stoic negative visualisation, the great news is that it can be easily done by basically anyone, anywhere, at any time! Similar to other ancient Stoic techniques like writing in a journal and practising self-denial, negative visualisation doesn't require the aspiring Stoic to be in a specific location at a…

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Marcus Aurelius – the Stoic emperor

Stoic from beginning to end Marcus Aurelius was a man who lived by the Stoic laws, which so capably go into making a virtuous man. He did this by nature and also by learned practices, all the way from his youth to his dying breath: “Adorn thyself with simplicity and with indifference towards the things…

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Epictetus – the slave turned philosopher

Born into slavery Now, it’s no secret that steadfast character can be born out of strife and the philosopher, Epictetus, who lived to the ripe old age of 80, was no stranger to strife. He was born into slavery in A.D. 55, in what is now known as Pamukkale, Turkey but was then Phrygia’s Hierapolis.…

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Seneca The Younger – philosopher and dramatist

A dramatist dramatised Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s story reads like a soap opera; a fact that certainly didn’t go unnoticed by poets and playwrights throughout the 2000 years since he walked the earth. Chaucer, Dante, Montdeverdi, they all found special places for Seneca the Younger in their works. As a Stoic, he was a little different…

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