What is the definition of happiness? The four Stoic Virtues - Deepstash
What is happiness?

We all have our ideas about happiness and how to achieve happiness. 

The main question is: Is it short term happiness? Or is it long term fulfillment?

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What is the definition of happiness? The four Stoic Virtues

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The four Stoic Virtues

According to the Stoics, the highest in life you can aim for is a virtue and all the rest will follow.

The Stoics believed in these four main virtues: 

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1. Wisdom

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choi...

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2. Temperance

“‘If you seek tranquility, do less.’ Or (more accurately) do what’s essential—what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: to...

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3. Courage

“Don’t you know life is like a military campaign? One must serve on watch, another in reconnaissance, another on the front line… So it is for us—each person’s life is a kind of battle, ...

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4. Justice

“And a commitment to justice in your own acts. Which means: thought and action resulting in the common good. What you were born to do.”

— Marcus Aurelius, M...

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