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The Honest Broker
Death: A Literary Guide Can you really prepare for it or even understand it? These 10 books are my cherished touchstones on...
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My God, my God they can’t have On 28th May, 1968, the acclaimed English novelist Beryl Bainbridge embarked on a three-week road...
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On 28th May, 1968, the acclaimed English novelist Beryl Bainbridge embarked on a three-week road trip that would span the breadth of the United States—a 5,000-mile voyage carefully planned by her American friend, Harold, who had vowed to guide her through the nation’s most...
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Some people are good at denial, forgetting, and moving on. I am good at none of those. I accumulate trauma, remember them deeply like they are etched into my bones helpless as...
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The Difficulty with Our Time Known to many as the “father of existentialism,” Søren Kierkegaard was a pivotal Danish philosopher,...
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Known to many as the “father of existentialism,” Søren Kierkegaard was a pivotal Danish philosopher, theologian, and cultural critic of the 19th century. His extensive published writings grappled with complex themes including ethics, religion, and the intricate facets of...
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Morbidness—is it? English author George Gissing was known for writing tales of Victorian life that often centred...
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English author George Gissing was known for writing tales of Victorian life that often centred around class struggles and social issues—a literary prowess that led George Orwell to acclaim him as “perhaps the best novelist England has produced.” When he penned this poignant diary...
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How I Disintermediated My Writing Career It's a clumsy word, but a lovely thing to do
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Our worst fears are realized On 2nd June 1854, following a failed rescue attempt at the courthouse, huge numbers of angry...
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On 2nd June 1854, following a failed rescue attempt at the courthouse, huge numbers of angry protesters lined the streets of Boston as hundreds of federal soldiers led twenty-year-old Anthony Burns to the harbour where he was to be shipped to Virginia, back to the life of slavery...
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Unleash Your Inner Sage: 5 Powerful Mindsets Fostered by Stoicism By Michael McGill The Stoics had a name for a person who fully realized the virtues of Stoicism. A...
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By Michael McGill The Stoics had a name for a person who fully realized the virtues of Stoicism. A person who overcame all of their personal defects to achieve a life of complete tranquility and goodness. The perfect Stoic, if you will.  They referred to this person as the Stoic...
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The film had killed me On the morning of 27th August 1945, shooting commenced on La Belle et la Bête, a French-language...
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On the morning of 27th August 1945, shooting commenced on La Belle et la Bête, a French-language adaptation of the 1757 fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Directing this grand endeavour in his 57th year was poet and artist Jean Cocteau, a multi-talented creative force known for his...
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What I Learned In 1 Year of Writing A Newsletter Hey Friends, A year ago — in June 2022 — I started this newsletter. I had so many ideas of what I...
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Hey Friends, A year ago — in June 2022 — I started this newsletter. I had so many ideas of what I wanted this newsletter to be: copywriting and creativity, behavioural science, business, or personal essays. But after a year of writing Left to Write,
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Why Your Favorite Self-Help Book Sucks https://youtu.be/hQB3viVFhPA Yes, yes—I know you think that one book you read that one time changed...
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https://youtu.be/hQB3viVFhPA Yes, yes—I know you think that one book you read that one time changed your life. Hell, maybe that was even my book. And don't get me wrong, self-help books can help, but I think people mistake what they're actually doing. Let me break this down for...
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The century of Voltaire Eugène Delacroix, born in 1798, was a profoundly influential French Romantic artist who came to be...
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Eugène Delacroix, born in 1798, was a profoundly influential French Romantic artist who came to be renowned for his dramatic, emotive works, his use of bold colour and brushwork setting him apart. But his influence extended beyond the canvas, as at the age of twenty-three he...
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The Hit Singles of Sun Ra On the 30th anniversary of the Afrofuturist's death, I explore the oddest discs in his discography
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Stoicism & Personal Finance: Stoic Philosophy for Financial Stability In today's fast-paced and often unpredictable world, financial stability and security are high on...
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In today's fast-paced and often unpredictable world, financial stability and security are high on everyone's list of priorities. However, achieving financial well-being can be challenging, especially when faced with economic uncertainty, unexpected expenses, and financial stress....
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Stoicism for Athletes: Why Stoic Philosophy is Perfect for Sports In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the application of Stoic philosophy in various...
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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the application of Stoic philosophy in various aspects of life, including sports. Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that emphasizes the development of self-control, rationality, and resilience in the face of adversity. By...
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Stoicism & Modern Therapy: Is Stoic Philosophy a Form of CBT? Stoic philosophy has been around for over two thousand years, with the likes of Epictetus, Seneca,...
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Stoic philosophy has been around for over two thousand years, with the likes of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius as some of its founding figures. However, it wasn't until the emergence of modern therapy that the principles of Stoicism were integrated into the psychological...
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Dear diary, I don’t want to die Éva Heyman spent much of her brief life in the company of her grandparents following the divorce of...
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Éva Heyman spent much of her brief life in the company of her grandparents following the divorce of her parents when she was a young child. On her thirteenth birthday, in February of 1944, as her home country of Hungary was taken over by the Nazis, she began a diary that would...
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A very wonderfull scene In 1768, British botanist Joseph Banks was one of nearly a hundred crew members to join Captain...
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In 1768, British botanist Joseph Banks was one of nearly a hundred crew members to join Captain James Cook on the first of three historic voyages of exploration. For three years they journeyed, visiting South America, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and Java as they...
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Why have children or plant trees? M.F.K. Fisher was an accomplished author and gastronome who brought the art of food writing into the...
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M.F.K. Fisher was an accomplished author and gastronome who brought the art of food writing into the realm of literature. From the age of nineteen she kept a journal, and this entry comes thirteen years down the line as she cared for her beloved husband, the writer and artist...
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In 1970, Alvin Toffler Predicted the Rise of Future Shock—But the Exact Opposite Happened And it's much, much worse
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The power of language can make people crazy Born in New York in 1933, the distinguished novelist Leonard Michaels was celebrated for his sharp,...
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Born in New York in 1933, the distinguished novelist Leonard Michaels was celebrated for his sharp, compelling prose and deep insight into the complexities of human relationships. Although he first became a published writer in 1969, his private diary entries, which he began...
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Diana forgot to steer Few people witnessed the tumultuous events of mid-20th century Britain quite like Duff Cooper, a...
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Few people witnessed the tumultuous events of mid-20th century Britain quite like Duff Cooper, a charismatic politician whose life was as colourful as it was influential. Born in 1890, he was known as a steadfast politician who famously resigned from his government post over the...
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Stoic Quotes on Suffering: The Best Stoicism Sayings & Phrases Previous Next https://youtu.be/_W0xAHnxe6o Because suffering is an unavoidable part of the human...
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Previous Next https://youtu.be/_W0xAHnxe6o Because suffering is an unavoidable part of the human experience and worries many of us, we can find many helpful quotes about it from the Stoics. Practicing Stoicism doesn't make us immune to pain, hardships and suffering . . . but it...
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When a Single Person Controlled the Copyright on All Music (Even Blank Music Paper) Music copyright law is a mess today—but it's always been that way
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Successful Stoicism: How Stoics Deal with Success in Life Success is something that most people strive for, but few can handle it well. Ironically, success...
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Success is something that most people strive for, but few can handle it well. Ironically, success often brings with it a whole host of new challenges and pressures. So how can one deal with the ups and downs of success in a healthy and productive way? One answer may lie in the...
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Stoicism and Free Will: What Do Stoics Believe About Choices? Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for thousands of years. It was first developed in...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for thousands of years. It was first developed in ancient Greece and has since spread throughout the world. One of the core principles of Stoicism is the concept of free will. Understanding this concept is vital to understanding the...
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Stoicism as a Way to Learn Patience, Acceptance & Be Calm Whether it's waiting in line at the grocery store, dealing with a difficult coworker, or facing a...
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Whether it's waiting in line at the grocery store, dealing with a difficult coworker, or facing a personal setback, we all encounter moments that test our patience. While it's natural to feel frustrated or angry in these situations, practicing patience can bring a sense of...
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How Stoicism Can Improve Your Physical Health & Fitness Are you looking for ways to improve your physical health? Many people focus on exercise and diet,...
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Are you looking for ways to improve your physical health? Many people focus on exercise and diet, but there is another method that has been gaining popularity in recent years - Stoicism. This ancient philosophy has many principles that can help you lead a healthier and happier...
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Stoic Philosophy and its Influence on Literature Throughout History Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks. It is a way of...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks. It is a way of life that encourages individuals to be virtuous, rational, and in control of their emotions. Stoicism has been an important part of literature throughout the ages, with many authors...
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Students of Stoicism: Using Stoic Philosophy in Teaching & Education In today's fast-paced and highly competitive world, students face immense pressure to perform well...
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In today's fast-paced and highly competitive world, students face immense pressure to perform well academically, often at the cost of their emotional and mental well-being. As a result, many students struggle with stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem, which can impact their...
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Stoicism, Law & Justice: How Stoic Philosophy Sees Crime & Punishment Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy, has been a subject of fascination and study for centuries....
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Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy, has been a subject of fascination and study for centuries. One of its central themes has been the pursuit of justice. The Stoics believed that living a just life entailed cultivating certain qualities of character and making decisions based...
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How to Use Stoicism to Enhance Your Logical Decision Making Abilities When it comes to decision-making, it can be challenging to navigate the multitude of options and...
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When it comes to decision-making, it can be challenging to navigate the multitude of options and complexities we face. Whether it's selecting the right career path or deciding between two potential love interests, making informed and strategic decisions is crucial for achieving...
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Stoicism and Facing Failure: Why Stoic Resilience Helps Us Fail Well Experiencing failure can be a difficult and draining experience. It can leave us feeling defeated,...
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Experiencing failure can be a difficult and draining experience. It can leave us feeling defeated, discouraged, and unsure of ourselves. However, it is important to remember that failure is a natural part of life and can be an opportunity for growth and learning. In this article,...
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Stoic Environmentalism: What Stoicism Teaches on Ethics & Environment Stoicism, a philosophy that originated in ancient Greece, has gained significant attention in modern...
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Stoicism, a philosophy that originated in ancient Greece, has gained significant attention in modern times for its practical and pragmatic approach to life. While Stoicism is often associated with personal ethics and self-improvement, its principles can also be applied to...
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Why I Quit Drinking Alcohol After more than two decades of drinking, last summer, I decided to stop drinking alcohol for good....
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After more than two decades of drinking, last summer, I decided to stop drinking alcohol for good. There were a lot of reasons for this, and obviously, there were benefits—I lost some weight, slept better at night, and no more ungodly hangovers. But also some life changes...
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God, living is enormous! When she wrote the following entry in her journal and imagined fleeing college to venture into the...
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When she wrote the following entry in her journal and imagined fleeing college to venture into the unknown, Susan Sontag was a precocious sixteen-year-old studying English at the University of California, Berkeley. By the end of the year she had indeed left—not on a bus to an...
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Stoic Advice on Social Anxiety: Ask Marcus Aurelius Previous Next Using Marcus Aurelius's writing in his Meditations and experiences inferred from...
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Previous Next Using Marcus Aurelius's writing in his Meditations and experiences inferred from historical records, we created an AI digital personality that spoke with us about how to practice Stoicism in our modern world. This AI persona literally thinks that it's Marcus...
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Philosophy and Parenting: Becoming a Better Parent with Stoicism Parenting is a challenging, rewarding, and ever-evolving journey. Sometimes, it can be difficult to...
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Parenting is a challenging, rewarding, and ever-evolving journey. Sometimes, it can be difficult to navigate the ups and downs of raising children, especially when it comes to managing difficult emotions and maintaining a positive relationship with them. That's where Stoic...
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Stoicism and the Path to Finding Inner Peace in Your Life In today's tumultuous world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant barrage of events,...
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In today's tumultuous world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant barrage of events, emotions, and distractions around us. Many of us seek a sense of inner peace, a place of refuge from the chaos of the outside world. While there are many paths to inner peace, one...
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Stoic Resilience: How Stoicism Makes Us Resilient When Facing Challenges Life can be incredibly unpredictable, and there are times when it can feel like the entire world is...
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Life can be incredibly unpredictable, and there are times when it can feel like the entire world is working against us. These are the moments when we need to muster all the resilience we can and face adversity with a sturdy sense of perseverance. Luckily, the philosophy of...
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What’s the Difference Between Stoicism and Existentialism? Philosophy is a discipline that seeks to understand the nature of existence, reality, knowledge, and...
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Philosophy is a discipline that seeks to understand the nature of existence, reality, knowledge, and ethics. Two important philosophical schools of thought that have influenced Western intellectual tradition are Stoicism and Existentialism. Both of these philosophies share some...
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Using Stoicism to Handle Criticism & Not Get Upset at Challenges Criticism is a fact of life. Whether it is constructive feedback from a colleague or harsh words...
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Criticism is a fact of life. Whether it is constructive feedback from a colleague or harsh words from a rival, criticism can be painful and humbling. Dealing with criticism in a healthy and productive way is essential to personal and professional growth. This is where Stoicism...
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Using Stoicism to Develop a Rational Perspective on Life Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for thousands of years, yet its teachings remain as...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for thousands of years, yet its teachings remain as relevant today as they were in ancient times. At its core, Stoicism is about developing a powerful, rational perspective on life that can help us navigate even the most challenging...
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How to Find Fulfillment in Life with Stoicism In a world that often emphasizes material success and external validation, it can be difficult to...
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In a world that often emphasizes material success and external validation, it can be difficult to find true fulfillment. Stoicism, an ancient philosophy that emphasizes personal virtue, inner resilience, and self-awareness, offers a roadmap for finding inner peace and...
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Stoicism & Military Training: How Stoic Philosophy Makes Better Soldiers Military training is known for its rigorous physical and mental demands. Soldiers must be able to...
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Military training is known for its rigorous physical and mental demands. Soldiers must be able to perform under pressure while managing complex emotions in high-stress situations. To better prepare military personnel for the challenges ahead, many are turning to Stoic philosophy...
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Self-Help Books & Stoicism: Why Stoic Thought is Having a Resurgence In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Stoicism as a philosophy for personal...
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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Stoicism as a philosophy for personal development. Once considered a relic of ancient Greece and Rome, its teachings are being rediscovered and repackaged for modern audiences. In this article, we'll explore the origins of...
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Living in the Present Moment: Stoicism & the Concept of Time Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for centuries, yet its teachings continue to resonate...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for centuries, yet its teachings continue to resonate with people today. One particular aspect of Stoic thought that is relevant to our modern age is its relationship with the concept of time. In this article, we will explore the...
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What Does Stoicism Teach About Pleasure and Pain? Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that has gained increasing popularity in recent years. At the...
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Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that has gained increasing popularity in recent years. At the heart of this school of thought is the idea that we can achieve true happiness by living in accordance with nature, accepting what we cannot change, and focusing on developing our own...
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Stoicism’s Relationship with Learning and the Pursuit of Knowledge Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for centuries, and it has evolved throughout history...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for centuries, and it has evolved throughout history to become the mature and insightful philosophy that it is today. Stoicism is a school of philosophy that originated in Athens in the third century BCE and was founded by Zeno of...
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What Influence Did Stoicism Have on Early Christianity? Stoicism and Christianity are two of the most influential philosophical and religious traditions in...
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Stoicism and Christianity are two of the most influential philosophical and religious traditions in human history. Both have helped shape our understanding of the world and our place in it. While they seem quite distinct from one another, there are many overlapping themes and...
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How Stoicism Can Calm Anxiety and Bring Peace of Mind Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While there are...
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Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While there are countless treatments available, many individuals find relief in ancient philosophies like Stoicism. In this article, we explore Stoicism's teachings and practical techniques for...
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Did Stoicism Have Any Influence on Ancient Rome? Stoicism is a philosophy that originated in ancient Greece in the 3rd century BC. It was founded by...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that originated in ancient Greece in the 3rd century BC. It was founded by philosopher Zeno of Citium and was quickly adopted and expanded upon by his successors, including the influential Roman philosopher, Seneca. Stoicism's focus on self-discipline,...
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What Does Stoicism Teach About Fate and Destiny? Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for centuries, with roots that can be traced back to...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for centuries, with roots that can be traced back to ancient Greece. It is a philosophy that emphasizes personal ethics, logic, and rationality, which are often used to help individuals cope with the hardships and unpredictability of...
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Becoming a Better Leader with Stoicism: The Stoic Leadership Lessons Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that originated in Greece in the 3rd century B.C. It is a...
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Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that originated in Greece in the 3rd century B.C. It is a philosophy that emphasizes the development of emotional resilience, personal ethics, and wisdom. Stoicism has gained popularity in recent years as an effective tool for personal growth,...
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Stoicism Techniques to Cope with Change Change is an inevitable part of life. Whether we like it or not, things are constantly shifting and...
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Change is an inevitable part of life. Whether we like it or not, things are constantly shifting and evolving around us. While some changes are positive and exciting, others can be challenging and overwhelming. The art of stoicism can teach us how to cope with these changes in a...
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How Stoicism Teaches Us To Have Healthier Relationships In the pursuit of healthy relationships, many individuals turn to various forms of therapy and...
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In the pursuit of healthy relationships, many individuals turn to various forms of therapy and self-help techniques to improve their communication skills, emotional intelligence, and overall well-being. One such approach that has gained popularity in recent years is Stoicism....
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What Does Stoicism Teach About Money, Wealth & Poverty? Stoicism is a philosophical belief system that has been around since the ancient times. It aims to...
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Stoicism is a philosophical belief system that has been around since the ancient times. It aims to promote ethical living and personal fulfillment by closely examining one's values and beliefs. One area where Stoicism offers interesting insights is wealth and poverty. This...
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Going Up North Eight days of travel. Six days driving. 1508 miles from the shores of St George Island to the shores...
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Eight days of travel. Six days driving. 1508 miles from the shores of St George Island to the shores of Lake Superior. It was too fast. I knew it was too fast, but we wanted to get out of the heat. I was ready for the toll it takes on us, but I was not prepared for the toll it...
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A disgusting day! In April of 1891, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky made the long journey to New York where...
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In April of 1891, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky made the long journey to New York where he was to play a pivotal role in the inauguration of the city’s new music hall, later known as Carnegie Hall—a momentous occasion and the first time he had set foot in the United...
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When I die I shall go to May British gardener Monty Don has been educating and inspiring the British public for decades through...
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British gardener Monty Don has been educating and inspiring the British public for decades through his love of nature, beginning in 1989 with a television debut that ultimately led to him presenting BBC’s much-loved Gardener’s World. It was shortly after he became a broadcaster...
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Pain Is Part of the Process https://youtu.be/c3uoyCNIa5c You've probably never heard of Kazimierz Dąbrowski. He was a...
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We are in the grip of Watergate American journalist Edward Robb Ellis was sixteen when he began to keep a diary; by the time of his...
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American journalist Edward Robb Ellis was sixteen when he began to keep a diary; by the time of his death 71 years later, he had written approximately 22 million words—an incredible feat which, until it was surpassed in 1994, earned him a world record for the “longest published...
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Stoicism & Politics: Should Stoics be Apolitical? By Tanner Campbell Recently it was suggested to me that a Stoic could be apolitical. While I believe...
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By Tanner Campbell Recently it was suggested to me that a Stoic could be apolitical. While I believe this is theoretically true, I don’t believe, in practice, that anyone could call themselves a Stoic while abstaining entirely from political involvement. I want to talk about why...
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7 Stoicism Exercises for Self-Improvement Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that has gained popularity in recent times due to its emphasis on...
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Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that has gained popularity in recent times due to its emphasis on practical, actionable exercises designed to help individuals improve their lives. By practicing specific exercises, referred to as "spiritual exercises," individuals are able to...
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What Caused the Growing Popularity of Stoicism in Modern Culture? Stoicism - a philosophy that originated in ancient Greece - has been gaining increased popularity in...
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Stoicism - a philosophy that originated in ancient Greece - has been gaining increased popularity in modern culture. It has been embraced by people from all walks of life, from high-powered business executives to the average person seeking ways to cope with the daily stresses of...
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Stoicism and the Subtle Art of Acceptance Stoicism is a philosophy that has been practiced for centuries and has more recently been gaining...
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Stoicism is a philosophy that has been practiced for centuries and has more recently been gaining popularity as a means of promoting mental well-being. At its core, Stoicism teaches us the art of acceptance, that is, the ability to accept what we cannot control and focus on what...
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5 Stoic Strategies for Anger Management Are you someone who struggles with managing your anger? Do you find yourself constantly feeling...
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Are you someone who struggles with managing your anger? Do you find yourself constantly feeling frustrated and overwhelmed? If so, it might be time to consider turning to the ancient wisdom of Stoicism. In this article, we'll explore five Stoic strategies for anger management...
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Can Stoicism Help Us Improve Our Mental Health? . Stoicism is an ancient philosophical school of thought that originated in Athens, Greece, in the...
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. Stoicism is an ancient philosophical school of thought that originated in Athens, Greece, in the early 3rd century BCE. It emphasizes the importance of self-control, rational thinking, and resilience, which are all essential qualities for promoting mental well-being....
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Dealing with Loss & Suffering: What Stoicism Teaches In our lives, we all face moments of loss and suffering. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a...
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In our lives, we all face moments of loss and suffering. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship, or something else, such experiences can be devastating and difficult to manage. While it may seem impossible to cope with these trying times, Stoicism offers a...
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What Does Stoicism Teach About Death & Mortality? Stoicism, an ancient philosophy that dates back to the third century BC, has become increasingly...
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Stoicism, an ancient philosophy that dates back to the third century BC, has become increasingly popular in modern times. This philosophy, which focuses on self-control, rational thinking, and acceptance of the inevitability of life's ups and downs, has much to offer those who...
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Comparing Stoicism & Buddhism: A Comparison of Two Philosophies When it comes to personal philosophies and ways of life, there are numerous options out there. One...
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When it comes to personal philosophies and ways of life, there are numerous options out there. One approach that has gained popularity in recent years is Stoicism, an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy that teaches individuals to find inner peace and contentment through discipline,...
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How Stoicism Can Help You Achieve Personal Growth Stoicism is a philosophy that has been around for over 2000 years, yet its teachings are still...
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