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Stoicism is the Experience of Finding and Keeping What You've Been Seeking.

January 9, 2020

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, remember Epictetus: "Consider the things which you initially proposed. Then consider those things which you have managed to achieve and those which you have not. Then consider how it gives you pleasure to remember the former and pain to remember the latter. Then, if possible, recover the things that have slipped away from your grasp." (Discourses III.25.1)

 

January 1, 2021

Have a safe new year!

 

December 14

What is the first and most necessary step in making Stoic progress? Work on your desires and aversions. This is the key to progressing in Virtue. 

December 5

Epictetus was a slave before he became a professor of Stoicism. He taught that only Stoicism can do away with human slavery and racial hatred. 

 

November 17

A Stoic is not knocked off balance by uncertainty in elections.

 

November 12

Take courage. If your heart is faint, you are not grasping the deeper realities. Govern your reason accordingly and feel the life in your body rejuvenate itself.

 

Stoicism is civic in nature. The Stoic School is an active member of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Take Courage

In Stoic Physics, we refer to stress and strain. Stress is pressure exerted on a body. Strain is the deformation from the original shape of that body as a result of the stress placed upon it. To most persons, "deformation" usually conveys the idea of a bad thing.

However, in Stoic Psychology, we refer to stress and strain a little differently. Stress is the change in reasoning within a mind by externals. We call strain the reformation of one's reasoning. This is because the resulting effect of emotional strain can usually cause a positive change in a person. Governing one's reasoning by choice (prohairesis) during times of external stress will realign one's thinking into perceptions of greater realities than one could perceive prior to the stress.