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What is the Stoic School?

1) The Stoic School is the foundation of Western Civilization. We are the ones who began training ourselves and others to conquer the hard times of life, to develop a healthy balance between emotional decisions and logical actions.

2) The Stoic School has always been a powerful Mentor for Western Civilization - the most vibrant, powerful, creative, and technologically advanced culture in history, in our opinion. Stoicism pioneered the Humanities. While we share a great deal with other animals. Stoics saw an array of differences between humans and any other creature on earth. By developing the concept of a "Cosmopolitan" global community, the Stoic School explained in powerful detail how each human on earth can know themselves, can know their community, and can know how the can enjoy the greatest happiness from who they are and how they can add another dimension to their happiness that comes only from their community.

3) The Stoic School is champion of the West. That means we are more than a think tank. We are more than community organizers. Stoics around the world show we are much more than environmentalists. If you are interested in exactly how to change the world for the better, in social justice, in green-friendly alternative energy, in organically sustainable agriculture, or in humane aquaponics, you have come to the only place that has the answers regarding how to see these thing realized in your life time. We can humbly make that claim because of one thing the Stoic School has that no person or group can claim to have.

4) WE ARE THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS ORGANIZATION IN HISTORY

The Stoic School has a continuous history of more than 23 centuries. However, we are not an academic organization in the sense of being a university or college as those terms are used today. We have thorny differences with the Academics.

The Stoic School has been the creative force for Western civilization since Zeno of Citium started this School in Athens in 300 BC. As the Stoic School Institute, we show the world the practical benefits of Stoicism, what the Stoic School's spiritual outlook means, and how the Stoic School's sacred geometry connects people with the very forces of divine nature.

5) The Stoic School is how humanity finds the greatest happiness. If you want to make your modern lifestyle happy and efficient, if you've wished that being healthier was easier, or if you feel something might not be excellent in your life, then you will find the Stoic School enjoyable, interesting, and something that you owe yourself.

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Those who have studied Stoicism in Academia often ask, "What do I do now?"

 

This question shows that Academia fails to teach the fullness of Stoicism.The Stoic School is the correct place to see how to go beyond the "alphabet" stage of Stoicism.

One reason Academia fails is it does not require a practice of Stoicism. Universities will award their highest honors on a person for simply parsing a few words from a few Stoic works instead of grading the student on how well he trains his Reason or how well he practices the full Stoic life.

By contrast, those in offices at the Stoic School are required to demonstrate a Stoic life for many years and have at least two demonstrations of being willing to sacrifice their life rather than violate Virtue.

Another reason people ask "What now?" is they have not achieved the Oracle's admonition to "Know Thyself." This is only possible by the fullness of Stoic life. In particular, it requires the individual to practice Virtue under test, to know how to recognize what is Truth (the Stoic School teaches the 16 ways to make sure of what is Truth), and to understand the answer to, "What is Man?" This website and our soon-to-be-launched YouTube channel will make these concepts and others clear, concise, and convenient. 

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