Three must-read books to understand Stoicism

  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is the thoughts of the most powerful man advising himself on how to take up his responsibilities and obligations of his positions. The book is practical philosophy throughout and easily readable and accessible.
  • Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus. He is able to express his thoughts very clearly and profoundly.
  • Letters from a Stoic by Seneca. These letters can guide us through problems with grief, wealth, poverty, success, failure, education, and more.

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Picking up the wrong book to start learning about Stoicism can derail even the most interested person.

A list of three books can help you to understand Stoicism and also teach you valuable life lessons. These books feel as if they were written a few weeks ago and are some of the most interesting and influential works from human history.

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