The central message of Stoicism is that we do not control life and our situations, but we control how we respond to those circumstances.
The thinking of the Stoics related to anger management, the endurance of hardships, fear of death, and handling of success or failure, is extremely relevant in today's world.
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Stoicism asserts that we don’t control and cannot rely on external events, only ourselves and our responses.
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Always apply reason and try to do the right thing. Act according to the virtues (practical) wisdom, justice, courage, and self-discipline. The results of your virtuous actions are not entirely up to you and therefore should not be the motive for the actions in the first place. Focus on what you can control, which is to act excellently in terms of your character.
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 key lesson to take away here is to focus our attention and efforts where we have the most power and then let the universe take care of the rest.
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Although eating food is pleasurable, digesting it is our main purpose. We should eat to live rather than live to eat.
To practice this principle, one can eat plain foods without sauces or try intermittent fasting.
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