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Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Memento mori is a reminder of death. The phrase is Latin for "remember that you will die." Stoics used this phrase as a reminder of the impermanence of life & the importance of living each day to 100%.

  • Death is inevitable. Stoics believe that death is a natural part of life and that it is something that we should all accept.
  • Death can be a motivating factor. Stoics believed that if we knew that our time was limited, we would be more likely to focus on what is truly important.
  • Death can be a source of peace. Stoics also believed that the awareness of death could bring us peace of mind.

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The Dichotomy of Control

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The Three Stoic Disciplines

The Three Stoic Disciplines

A good character cannot be developed without a proper understanding and implementation of all three Stoic disciplines, which are:

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The Discipline of Desire

The Discipline of Desire

The discipline of desire tells us what is, and is not, proper to want. This, in turn, derives from the fact that some things are in our power and others are not.

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  • Courage (to face facts and act acco...

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The Discipline of Assent

The Discipline of Assent

The discipline of assent tells us how to react to situations, in the sense of either giving our assent to our initial impressions of a situation or withdrawing it.

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What is Stoicism?

What is Stoicism?

Stoicism is a philosophy of life that emphasizes the importance of virtue, reason, and living in accordance with nature. It was founded in ancient Greece by Zeno of Citium around 300 BC. It became popular in the Roman Empire when...

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