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Stoicism is a school of philosophy of personal ethics founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early third century BCE. According to its teachings, happiness can be found by accepting the moment as it presents itself, accepting what is not within one’s control, and not allowing oneself to be controlled by an emotional reaction to events. One of the primary mindsets of a stoic is “I cannot choose my circumstances, I can only choose my reaction to my circumstances.”

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The Philosophy of Stoicism—Massimo Pigliucci

The ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism explains that while we may not always have control over the events affecting us, we can have control over how we approach things. Massimo Pigliucci describes the philosophy of Stoicism.

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Meditations

Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in 121 AD and would be its Emperor from 161 to 180. Considered by Machiavelli as the last of the good Emperors, Marcus Aurelius would become one of the most important of the Stoic philosophers.

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Can Stoicism Make Us Happy?

Can Stoicism teach us how to live? A lot of people seem to think so. They identify as “modern Stoics,” a movement that has gained traction over the past two decades, with thousands of members now congregating online and off to practice a self-help version of the philosophical life.

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FindCenterYou have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

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Stoicism and the Art of Not Caring

Stoicism is a potent ancient philosophy that remains extremely important in today’s age.

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Stoicism (Volume 1)

One of the most popular of the Hellenistic schools of philosophy in antiquity, Stoicism flourished for some five hundred years and has remained a constant presence throughout the history of Western philosophy.

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10 Insanely Useful Stoic Exercises

Today I want to describe various Stoic exercises that you can do to develop a Stoic outlook on life. While this is obviously useful for the would-be Stoic, I think that everyone can benefit these exercises.

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FindCenterThe happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

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7 Things to Do in Your Evenings (Stoicism Evening Routine)

In this video, we will be talking about 7 things you can do in your evenings from the evening routine of Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and a student of Stoicism. During his rule, Aurelius constructed a series of autobiographical writings, now known as the Meditations.

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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B.

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