What is “Amor Fati”?

Amor fati is a very important phrase when it comes to Stoic teachings. We will examine the meaning of this phrase and why it is connected to Stoic thought. Amor fati is a Latin phrase that means “love of fate” or “love of one’s fate”. Amor fati describes…

What Does “Summum Bonum” Mean and Why is it Important?

Summum bonum means “the highest good”, although what constitutes the highest good is subject to debate. In Stoic philosophy, a virtuous life, or life according to nature, is the highest good of all reasonable beings.  Summum bonum is a Latin expression meaning “the highest good”. It was introduced…

Why is “Memento Mori” Important for a Stoic?

Memento mori is one of the most valuable pieces of advice a contemporary person can receive. We will look at exactly what this phrase means, as well as how Stoics viewed this famous saying.  Stoic philosophers noticed that many people live their lives with expectations and regrets, i.e.…

Can Someone be Stoic and Wealthy?

Despite what some may think, Stoic philosophy and wealth are not contradictory. Following Stoicism does not mean having to give up your wealth, just as being wealthy does not mean you are unable to follow Stoicism.  The notion of wealth in Stoic philosophy can have different interpretations. For…

Why Stoics Need to Show Compassion to Others

In this article, I will consider two forms of compassion in Stoic philosophy: primal connection and social connection. Once we are familiar with these terms, we will see why compassion is important in our lives.  In Stoic philosophy, compassion was considered one of the most important practical activities.…

Cato the Younger

In this article, we will talk about the life of Cato the Younger and his philosophical relationship with Stoicism.  Marcus Porcius Cato (95 BC – April 46 BC), also known as Cato the Younger or Cato Minor, was a conservative Roman senator during the late republic and a…

Top 10 Seneca Quotes

In this article, we will present some of the most interesting, inspiring and mindful quotes from the Stoic philosopher Seneca. Join us as we take a deeper look into this philosopher’s mind.  It is not an easy task to list the top ten quotes from any Stoic philosopher.…

Do Stoics Ignore Their Emotions?

When it comes to Stoicism, the most common mistake people make is to assume Stoics ignore their emotions. In this article, we will see why quite the opposite is true. Just like any ordinary human being, Stoics have emotions and they do not ignore them. Emotions are one…

How do Stoics Deal With Emotional Abuse?

In this article we will deal with the problem of emotional abuse from a Stoic perspective. There are two forms of emotional abuse and we will address both. Emotional abuse is something people face on a frequent basis, yet despite this, it can be hard to spot. That…

How do Stoics Deal With Insults?

In this article, we will deal with the topic of insults in relation to Stoic philosophy, which can help us learn how to manage our minds when our ego feels insulted. Everyone gets insulted now and then, and everyone reacts differently when insulted. Stoic philosophy can offer us…
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