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Stoicism: Ancient Greek & Roman self-improvement philosophy applicable to modern life

Post by Winston » October 21st, 2018, 10:44 pm

Check this out guys.

I've been studying and researching Stoicism lately. Its a self-improvement Philosophy for dealing with life from ancient Greece and Rome. It makes a lot of sense and is practical and applicable to modern everyday life. It contains a lot of good self-improvement advice that even @Billy would like and agree with.

It also makes sense to me and fits my own philosophy, beliefs and observations. And it makes me realize that i probably have the soul of a Greek philosopher too. I think it fits Mr S too and his personality and beliefs.

The thing is Stoicism has solutions and remedies for dealing with suffering, anxiety and disappointment that makes more sense and is more applicable than Buddhism and Zen even. So Buddhism is not necessarily the best system for dealing with suffering as some of its remedies are unrealistic and impractical and unnatural and go against human nature, whereas Stoicism does not and fits human nature better.

We always assume that Buddhism and Zen are the best answer to suffering. But the stoic philosophers such as Zeno, Socrates, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, etc had some better answers and remedies to suffering that make more sense than simply detaching from desire and denying ones ego and self like Zen Buddhism advocates, which i never found to make sense.

Anyway i believe Stoicism has a lot of answers I've been seeking and its advice for dealing with life could definitely improve my wasted life, and maybe yours too. Here are some links on Stoicism so u can research it yourself too.

Here are some short intro videos about Stoicism. I'm ordering books about it from amazon too.









Video clips from the great movie "Shawshank Redemption" along with lessons from Stoicism.

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Re: Stoicism: Ancient Greek & Roman self-improvement philosophy applicable to modern life

Post by Winston » October 22nd, 2018, 4:23 am

Here's a great lecture on Marcus Aurelius, one of the few true philosopher kings in history, and his life philosophy and his stoicism beliefs too.



One hour lecture on Stoicism 101 by Italian author and professor of philosophy, Massimo Pigliucci.



I think in a lot of ways stoicism is a lot more practical and hands on for reducing suffering in life than Buddhism, which is too abstract and theoretical and doesnt contain as many practical exercises (besides meditation) or specific solutions to lifes problems as stoic philosophy does. The videos above explain why. What do you think? U agree? It also contains a lot of good self improvement advice that makes a lot of sense.
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