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Your Ataraxia is Disquieting3

Even amongst aretic thinkers as divergent as the Stoics and Epicureans, the linchpin to their philosophies is the pursuit of happiness. Where they differ is what happiness is, and hence the phronetic comportment to its achievement. 1,161 more words

Engaged Living

Epictetus (AD 50 – 135)


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“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”   —   Epictetus

(No Debbie Downers!  No Gloomy Gus-es!  16 more words


Time Spent With the Harvard Classics - The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus are drawn from the teachings of the slave Epictetus by his pupil, Arrian, and published as Discourses  and Enchiridon.   The essential breakdown is that philosophy is a way of life not just a theory.  232 more words

Thought For The Day

Post #92. The Stoic Principle of Control

“Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and have learned to distinguish between what you can and can’t control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness becomes possible.” 494 more words

Clarity Of Mind

Control What You Can Control

“Some things are in our control while others are not” – Epictetus

So another rainy summers day rolls in and any thoughts of running coaching outside gets kicked into touch. 281 more words

Finding Your 'Thing'

Post #85. Play Your Cards Well

“The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why.”
– Mark Twain… 331 more words

Clarity Of Mind