Stoicism in a nutshell
Stoicism is an ancient philosophy from 3rd century Athens, Greece. Founded by Zeno of Citium, Stoicism was influenced by Socrates, who has been viewed of as the ideal Sage by Stoics everywhere.
Stoicism is a philosophy for life that supposes the primary goal of life is to live in accordance with nature—which is to be a rational, social and virtuous member of humanity. In addition to outlining what the primary good things in life are Stoicism also provide some methods and tools for living this life; staying on a virtuous path, practicing mindfulness, building resilience and generally coping with the inevitable and uncontrollable annoyances everyone experiences in life. There is a large emphasis on understanding yourself, your feelings, thoughts and emotions and being able to differentiate situations that are within your control and the ones outside of your control.
30 Something Dude
October 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm
Great elevator pitch, can’t really improve upon this