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What is Stoicism? A Definition & 10 Stoic Key Principles

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#1 LIVE IN AGREEMENT WITH NATURE – THE STOIC GOAL OF LIFE

‘Living in agreement with nature’ is about behaving rationally like a human instead of randomly (and out of passion) like a beast. In other words, we should always apply our natural ability ‘reason’ ...

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#2 LIVE BY VIRTUE – IT IS THE HIGHEST OF ALL GOODS

Always apply reason and try to do the right thing. Act according to the virtues (practical) wisdom, justice, courage, and self-discipline. The results of your v...

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#3 FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL, ACCEPT WHAT YOU CAN’T

The most appealing aspect of Stoicism is that we are responsible for our flourishing because all that truly matters in life is up to us. So the key lesson to take away here is to focus our attention and efforts

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#4 DISTINGUISH BETWEEN GOOD, BAD, AND (‘PREFERRED’) INDIFFERENT THINGS

The good things include the cardinal virtues wisdom, justice, courage, and self-discipline. The bad things include the opposites of these virtues, namely the fo...

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#5 TAKE ACTION – THE TRUE PHILOSOPHER IS A WARRIOR OF THE MIND

For the Stoics it’s not enough to think about how to live one’s own life, but to actually go out in the world and practice its ideas. You must earn the

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#6 PRACTICE MISFORTUNE – ASK “WHAT COULD GO WRONG?”

Expose yourself to difficult situations through imagination and you’ll be stronger and less vulnerable in real life situations. our an...

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#7 ADD A RESERVE CLAUSE TO YOUR PLANNED ACTIONS

You have a plan and try everything to , but at the same time you should know that something may intervene

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#8 AMOR FATI – LOVE EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS

Let’s say something happened we wish had not. Now, which is easier to change: our opinion or the event itself? The answer is obvious. The event lies in the past and cannot be changed...

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#9 TURN OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES – PERCEPTION IS KEY

Our can be like a lead ball chained to our feet, holding us back and making us weak, or they can be a great source of ...

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#10 BE MINDFUL – STOIC MINDFULNESS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGINS

Take Stoicism, if you want to live according to virtue, you know, applying reason (wisdom), courage, justice, and temperance, then you necessarily need to be mindful of what you’re doing. You are

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