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Learning From Bad Examples
Sometimes readers of the (practicing Stoics!) get upset when a politically incorrect or controversial example is used in these emails.
philosophy  stoicism 
3 days ago by kogakure
Want to love your job? Read this article — Quartz
The problem with this approach is that it treats dissatisfaction as a character flaw.
All other things being equal, sure.
But being cheated by the long con of modernity, it's hard to accept this as anything other than placation propaganda.
Be satisfied.
Be happy with your lot.
Go back to sleep.
Somnambulists can do it in their sleep.
work  labor  wage.slavery  slave.mindset  stoicism  buddhism  zen  capitalism 
9 days ago by po
Poor David Brooks is just trolling us now, by Steve Sailer - The Unz Review
Bertrand Russell pointed out that the two most prominent advocates of the stoic philosophy were Epictetus, born a slave, and Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor.
stoicism  quote 
20 days ago by elev8
9 Stoic Practices That Will Help You Thrive In The Madness Of Modernity
When Zeno of Cyprus was shipwrecked and stranded on Athens, he wasn’t expecting any good to happen. Having lost everything and with not much else to do, Zeno wandered into a bookshop and was quickly absorbed by the teachings of Socrates.
philosophy  stoicism 
23 days ago by kogakure
Stoizismus verstehen – wikiHow
Hast du je von Stoizismus gehört und willst mehr darüber herausfinden, oder besser noch Stoizismus verstehen und ein Stoiker werden?
philosophy  stoicism 
29 days ago by kogakure
Introduction to Stoicism by Donald Robertson - YouTube
Opening presentation from the Modern Stoicism conference Stoicon 2017 held in Toronto. Who were the Stoics? What did they believe?
philosophy  stoicism  video  youtube 
4 weeks ago by kogakure

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