A Stoic Guide To Navigating The Modern Workplace
We do not have to make our life (and job) more challenging by adding emotional drama to insignificant matters or fighting battles we don't actually care about.
If we take a step back, we can view the problem objectively. Then we can handle matters reasonably and appropriately, without making life unnecessarily difficult.
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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was the last famous Stoic philosopher of antiquity. He faced one of the worst plagues in European history.
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Because Stoics believe that true good resides in a person's character and actions, they would focus on what they can control, not what they can't.
What happens to you is never directly under your control, but your thoughts and actions are. Hence, It's not events that upset you but instead your opinion about the events.
Our judgment that something is really bad or even catastrophic causes our distress.
It's not the new virus that makes us afraid but rather our opinions about it.
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