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Stoic philosopher Epictetus tells us not to worry about things we can’t control, prepare for the unexpected and slow down on the judginess. This is great lockdown advice over 2,000 years later.
Western thinkers have long valued time alone as a form of inner rejuvenation. Here, then, are four benefits to solitude.
Melbourne’s State Library under lockdown. The wisdom of Seneca can help us through this difficult time.
The Roman Stoic Seneca is the author of many letters and dialogues that can help us overcome adversity.
A statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio.
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The Meditations, by Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius, has been described as an ageless, secular gospel. Written in a time of pandemic, it speaks powerfully to us today.
Hitting the target is out of your control so focus on mastering the technique.
In 2020, try to forget external ambitions you can’t control and focus instead on cultivating the right frame of mind.
What a group of ancient Roman philosophers can teach you about how to live in the 21st century.
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From human suffering to political chicanery to environmental degradation, the tide of bad news, blared in headlines every day, seems overwhelming. One poet and classics scholar asks: What can be done?
The statue of Marcus Aurelius Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome.
A philosopher explains how to learn from the stoicism of Roman philosophers to cope with present-day troubles.
Barack Obama has been noted to embody the approach of stoicism.
The ancient philosophy of stoicism can build the qualities needed in our new world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The core disciplines of the ancient and enduring tradition are focused on the cultivation of strength.
Stoicism is an ancient concept – so why is it regaining popularity in the 21st century?
Marcus Aurelius (121-180CE) was emperor of Rome at the height of its influence and power. One can only imagine the pressures that a person in his position might have experienced. The military might of…