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Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to act depending on what is within our control and separate things worth getting upset about from those that are not. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions. Should we get married or divorced? How should we bank in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever you are, Stoicism has something for you - and How to Be a Stoic is your essential guide.
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By T-600 on 10-18-17
What a fantastic insight into the authors interpretation of stoicism and practice! Written in a way that is easy to understand and apply to ones life. The narration is very well done and pleasing to listen to.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 08-07-17
A great start to the way
The author admits that people who make stoicism a part of their personal philosophies study the writings of ancient and modern Stoics. I left this book wanting to fully explore it, but also needing a little more than I got from this book. Perhaps that was his point. I would like to find writings by non philosophers (some he suggests in the book and pdf notes that come with the audio book) because sometimes things got a little sophist... Again, which may have been his point.
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