Stoicism Philosophy

Stoicism has become pretty popular in recent years. Ryan Holiday and his book, The Daily Stoic, helped to popularize the philosophy, mostly among young men.

I don’t know if I’d call myself a Stoic, but I’ve seen a lot of online personalities improve their lives with Stoic ideas, such as this:

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Some basics of Stoicism:

“Stoicism is a philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world.” Virtues play an integral role in Stoic philosophy.

Just check out Ryan Holiday’s short videos to learn more!

Great overview

Published by Mr. Curtis Sensei

Hello! My name’s Curt, and I’m a teacher, Director of ELL, and Co-Director of Educational Technology at a small private high school in West Michigan. I share my ideas here.

3 thoughts on “Stoicism Philosophy

  1. Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations’ is in the top 5 books I’ve read from antiquity. Lucretius’ ‘The nature of things’ is my favourite, which is from the epicurean school, written as a didactic poem.

    Thanks for sharing your post. The ancients were extraordinarily wise and we would do well remember their lessons more often.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I really should add “Meditations” to my books to read in 2020. Sadly I haven’t read it. But I’ve heard so many great men talk about how influential that book was for them.

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