Brushing up on Stoicism

I don’t even remember how I was first introduced to Stoicism a few years ago. In that time though, I’ve read all three of Ryan Holiday’s “The Way, The Enemy, The Key” series, Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations”, and last year read “The Daily Stoic 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living” each day.

I resonate with a lot of the virtues and ideas of the Stoics, but I’m not very good about putting them into practice. So I started reading “How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life” by Massimo Pigliucci. My goal is to pick a virtue and start putting it into daily practice until I’m comfortable that it’s become part of my life. Then I’ll pick another virtue and add it to the mix. And so on.

I’ve started watching the Daily Stoic videos more regularly too. I recommend these to anybody, even if you’re not interested in learning about Stoicism … simply because they’re good advice for being a good human. Yesterday’s video is a great example:

Day 35 of #100DaysToOffload