Stoicism isn't Pessimistic. It's Boldly Optimistic.
In our daily lives, we forget this timeless formula: the things that seem to be blocking us are small and the obstacles blocking us are actually providing us answers for where to go next.
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“Our actions may be impeded…but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting."
Stoic philosophy can be cultivated as a practical philosophy:
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