How to be like Marcus Aurelius? The Habits that make an emperor

Marcus Aurelius is one of the most prominent names when it comes to Stoicism. He was a great emperor, thinker and philosopher who left us many “tips” on how to develop ourselves into stoics. Aurelius was inspired by Epictetus, and today he remains as the source of inspiration…
Anger

How to deal with anger? Stoic tools to control temper

Anger was such an important subject for stoics. This is why Seneca dedicated a whole discourse for it. In his writing he talks about the causes and consequences of anger among many other facts. Seneca urges us to objectively view the long term consequences of anger, so that…

What is negative visualization?

We always hear about the power of visualization, and how we should imagine our dream house and job to somehow attract it. That has nothing to do with it; in fact it is its polar opposite. Positive visualization has the objective of attracting those things into our life,…

How do stoics deal with depression?

The word depression is, nowadays, used in two popular meanings. The first one is related to great sadness. When someone is profoundly sad we say that person is depressed. The other meaning is related to an illness that could be originated by psychological events or by chemical deficits…

How does a stoic grieve?

The core of stoic philosophy is that our world is composed of events we can control and others we cannot. With such a premise in mind we might ask how we should behave in each situation.  Well, the answer is rather simple, but hard to practise. For events…

How do stoics deal with pressure?

In this piece we are going to show the importance of two stoic principles: telling apart what you can control from what you cannot, and how little importance (or no importance at all) should we attribute to the opinion of others. When we think about pressure, we imagine…

Can a stoic follow religion?

To answer such a question, let’s start by looking at the word RELIGION. It comes from Latin RE-LIGARE, which means to Re-Connect. The word was termed to explain a human urge to be reconnected to his creator, to his origin.  So what started as a basic human instinct…

Nelson Mandela: A modern-day stoic

The idea of this topic is to present you with some people that may not declare themselves as stoics but live or have lived as such. We will tell you in which way they fit Stoicism, and this will help you see that it is way more viable…

The Top Ten Marcus Aurelius Quotes

What a great challenge! Each time I  read Marcus Aurelius’ book Meditations, I end up underlining a new quote. After a  few years, I began to realize that I’ve underlined the whole book. And That’s why when confronted with the idea of choosing only 10 quotes I felt…
Why stoicism is popular

Why Is Stoicism Popular?

Stoicism was developed before the birth of Christ. It was founded in one of the most dominant empires in the world at the time: The Roman Empire. So why then would it rise to prominence again in the 21st century? Why is Stoicism popular again today? Have you…
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