Philosophy can help us deal with life because it can be difficult. Let me rephrase that, life is difficult. We all have our issues. Although I don’t have any factual proof, I’m quite sure that a majority of people have problems and struggles. If life is so difficult, how can we navigate these troubled waters?
Living a life of virtue is the chief aim of the Stoics. To do so, we must understand what Virtue is. Here is my take on it. The four virtues in Stoicism are; Wisdom, Justice, Courage, and Temperance. In this part, we are going to be brave and look at the virtue of Courage.
On Reading deals with my journey from a non-reader to a book enthusiast. Besides that, I look at how reading can influence our lives.
When dealing with the general public we can find plenty of moments for friction. For example, when we travel, go to the shop or drive our car. This last example is exactly where Epictetus made my life a lot more
On What we Control
“Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our actions.” – Epictetus, Enchiridion
On learning how to die shows us the way on how to live the best life we can. Taking away the fear of death will allow us to explore our own potentials without limitations.