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Two interesting sites on modern Stoicism

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Stoicism is like a religion in that it offers moral precepts and guidance for our daily lives, but it does not involve a God. The emotional motivation in Stoicism is not fear of God but rather self-respect.

Take a look at The Daily Stoic and 21st Century Stoic. The Daily Stoic has a free packet of information and provides daily quotations. In addition “Daily Stoic Quotes” and “Daily Stoic Inspiration” are two groups on Facebook with daily messages—e.g.,

Remember:

“Thou sufferest justly: for thou choosest rather to become good tomorrow than to be good today.”

You have always got to take advantage of today. Marcus Aurelius knew this thousands of years ago, and it is just as true today.

Hustle hard. The best version of you is waiting to arrive. But you’ve got to work for it.

There are modern books on Stoicism (e.g., William Irvine’s A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, but the mother lode is in the writings of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca.

This post on Boing Boing has a good take on Stoicism.

 

Written by LeisureGuy

4 March 2017 at 10:18 am

Posted in Books, Daily life, Religion

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