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Stoicism

  1. Impermanence

    Today’s entry from The Daily Stoic, entitled “The Smoke and Dust of Myth”, discusses how quickly things — particularly trivial and petty things — are quickly forgotten.

    Smoke and Dust

    This is inspired by writings in Meditations from Marcus Aurelius in which he notes how most emperors before him are mainly …

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  2. What we control and what we don’t

    Today’s (9 January) Daily Stoic insight is based on a core tenet of Stoic philosophy: accepting there are many things you cannot control, but you are not powerless because you can control your opinions about things outside of your control.

    This is clearly stated by the supporting quotation from …

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  3. Less is more

    Recently, I was prompted by an entry in my Daily Stoic Journal to consider “What would less look like?”.

    The consideration for the day was around the benefits and virtues of being brief and concise with words, but perhaps also with other things in life.

    This rung particularly true with …

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