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Project Stoicism: Handling the current situation

When you open any news site, turn on the radio or TV, there is a lot of news covering irrational behavior. People are buying surgical masks, hand-sanitizer and toilet paper (!) like crazy. Hint: Toilet paper and clean behinds have no effect on corona viruses of any kind whatsoever, and …

Project Stoicism: Stoicism 101

Continuing my series on Stoicism, instead of writing about another virtue (the next one will be justice), I wanted to share this presentation by Massimo Pigliucci. The key points of Stoicism in under one hour. Please enjoy, be inspired and take some notes.

Zeno of Citium

Project Stoicism: The Virtue of Temperance

Temperance may well be the virtue most relevant in our time for every day life. Temperance is defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with advertising and we are under constant pressure to have X in order to be cool, respected, en vogue …

The Stoa

Project Stoicism: The Virtue of Wisdom

The Stoics recognize four primary virtues: Wisdom, Justice, Courage, and Temperance. I will tackle each one starting today with Wisdom. Wisdom to Stoics is the knowledge of things which are good or evil or which are neither. Concerning this knowledge I want to share some thoughts on two quotes by …

Marcus Aurelius

Project Stoicism

For a very long time I have been a fan of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. My fascination with him began back before my teenage years when I found out there was a Roman emperor who shared my first name. Much later (but already some 20 years ago or more) …