Stoicism: Practical Philosophy You Can Actually Use
Stoicism asserts that we don’t control and cannot rely on external events, only ourselves and our responses.
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At the very root of Stoicism there is a very simple, though not easy, way of living: Take obstacles in your life and turn them into your advantage, control what you can and accept what you can’t.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb defines a Stoic as someone who, “transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation and desire into undertaking.”
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