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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) lik...

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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)

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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 ke...

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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

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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

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

Expose yourself to difficult situations through imagination and you’ll be stronger

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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 li...

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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, ju...

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