The Philosophy Of Stoicism: Five Lessons from Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Zeno of Citium. - Deepstash

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The Philosophy Of Stoicism: Five Lessons from Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Zeno of Citium.

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Live Every Day as If It Were Your Last

Death doesn’t make life pointless, death makes life worth living. Sometimes the discussion about the meaning of life serves no purpose besides distracting you from the answer, which is found in front of you when you live your life.

When you wake up, pretend today is your last day and...

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Food as a Test Of Self-Control

Although eating food is pleasurable, digesting it is our main purpose. We should eat to live rather than live to eat.

To practice this principle, one can eat plain foods without sauces or try intermittent fasting.

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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

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Failure Is Natural, Regret Is Foolish

We should learn from the past, but to regret it and then look at it with disdain brings nothing but frustration and anger. There is no reward for dwelling on what you cannot control, the past.

To build character, expect and embrace failure, then seek obstacles that seem uncomfortable...

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Focus On The Small Things

Never underestimate the small things in life, as they define the larger and more important ones. Everything is worth paying attention to for all experiences and outcomes in life are interlinked.

Don’t place your satisfaction on big goals and dreams, place your satisfaction on small wins

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Epictetus

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”

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Don’t Be Vain

Throw away conceit and pride before you study any subject. Doing so lets you learn, evolve and develop through the wisdom of others and through embracing the joy of ignorance.

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