Stoics

These posts deal with stoic philosophy from the ancient Greeks and Romans, and how stoicism can help us learn how to lead better lives
May
19
094 - On Precepts (Sayings) - Moral Letters for Modern Times

094 - On Precepts (Sayings) - Moral Letters for Modern Times

The next best thing to having good examples by your side is to have precepts never far from mind. These are the written condensation of the best examples of people across time.
6 min read
May
16
093 - On The Length Of Life - Moral Letters for Modern Times

093 - On The Length Of Life - Moral Letters for Modern Times

If the ticking of the clock spurs us to a frenzy of activity it should not be to prolong our lives but to start living them meaningfully.
3 min read
May
12
092 - On Life's Necessities - Moral Letters for Modern Times

092 - On Life's Necessities - Moral Letters for Modern Times

It is only when you understand how little you need to be happy that you are free to enjoy what you have.
6 min read
May
09
091 - On The Utility In Catastrophe - Moral Letters for Modern Times

091 - On The Utility In Catastrophe - Moral Letters for Modern Times

People fall too readily into the habit of taking their lives for granted and this in turn leads them away from living their lives meaningfully and well.
4 min read
May
05
090 - On Philosophy's Dividends - Moral Letters for Modern Times

090 - On Philosophy's Dividends - Moral Letters for Modern Times

Philosophy’s domain is in guiding decisions about what we do with what we have, and how we respond to the circumstances we face.
5 min read
May
02
089 - On How To Study Philosophy - Moral Letters for Modern Times

089 - On How To Study Philosophy - Moral Letters for Modern Times

Philosophy means the love of wisdom, and consequently is made up of the efforts you put into attaining wisdom.
4 min read
Apr
28
088 - On The Best Course Of Study - Moral Letters for Modern Times

088 - On The Best Course Of Study - Moral Letters for Modern Times

If you would not have your children tear down the foundations that hold up society, do not send them into the factories that labor explicitly for that purpose.
6 min read
Apr
25
087 - On Living Simply - Moral Letters for Modern Times

087 - On Living Simply - Moral Letters for Modern Times

When traveling light you think carefully about what you really need and leave aside all those things that you might need. I think that is the reason I so love the practice.
4 min read
Apr
20
086 - On A Holiday Rental - Moral Letters for Modern Times

086 - On A Holiday Rental - Moral Letters for Modern Times

Sometimes progressing on the journey of life means leaving the comfort of what made us successful in the past.
4 min read
Apr
18
085 - On Relative Values - Moral Letters for Modern Times

085 - On Relative Values - Moral Letters for Modern Times

I can’t help but think how much the Stoics would have benefitted from exploring the beauty of set theory.
5 min read