Want to get your life dialed in? You're in the right place!
Are you having frequent bouts of anxiety or depression? Do all modern therapeutic methods seem useless? Why not try stoicism? Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy that has been hailed as a savior of humanity. It is a philosophy practiced by ancient Greeks and Romans over 2,000 years back and has not lost its appeal in the present century. Such is its power that it is applicable even in the present day.
Human suffering comes in different forms, and the most dangerous is mental suffering. Stoicism has answers to most of our inner fears and anxieties. It can save us from self-destruction and guide us toward happiness unerringly. Greeks of ancient time suggested that the interpretations and beliefs we have influence our emotions. When we change the inaccurate self-destructive and irrational beliefs, we can be free of emotional sickness. The deep-seated beliefs in us are mostly carried on from our childhoods. Hence they have become habitual.
To get away from the vicious grip of our wrong beliefs, we need a powerful force like stoicism. The general opinion on stoicism that you would have heard so far would not paint a pretty picture for you. And you may read this with disbelief. However, the truth is stoicism has such deep and insightful truths that you will be surprised at how effectively you can set your mind free and attain happiness in your life.
©2015 Jordan Jacobs (P)2015 Jordan Jacobs
Principles were good but I found it to be repetitive. Also felt the book needed more substance as it felt rushed towards the end with, of course, more repetitive anecdotes.
Would not recommend - try Meditations by Marcus Aurelius instead!
Concise and elegant introduction to a complex subject. This book will get you started both in the understanding and practice of stoicism
"great short book"
really enjoyed the book. Short but inclusive and gives a good overall view and description of stoicism.
No thank you
Yo dude killer book. Have to say really finished my thoughts on Machiavelli's the prince and the Toa De Ching.. Keep it up.
. Attitude is gratitude
"Derivative and Poorly Performed"
Don't bother with this. It's a condensed and less thoughtful variation of some of the other works on stoicism. The content is repetitive and organized in a confusing way. The performance is particularly lacking in quality. It's generally read too quickly, and with odd vocal inflections. The reader's accent is distracting. Most egregiously, key terms and names are pronounced incorrectly.
This was a delightfully riveting extrapalation and deltailed explination of the stoic practice. It thoroughly outlined not only what it is but it broke down and reconstructed the history in a systemic, almost melodic, and easily digestable fashion. Highly recommended read for anyone interested in knowing a little more about this philosophy. Looking forward to more of your works.
"So good, I need it in print version as well"
Thanks for the summary. I'm thoroughly inspired. Just long enough to cover the information, but short enough not to lose me.
It's a great introduction to the concept and history of stoicism. The author made a great job on covering all the basics as well the history and roots of the philosophy.
Highly recommended for anyone looking into a stoicism, it makes for a great introduction before jumping directly into the works of Seneca or Marcus Aurelius.
"repeated itself way too many times"
the book repeated itself way too many times on certain topics it could have been much shorter it's like the author ran out of material
"Not a lot on theroy but informative if you're new"
The narrator was totally annoying. However, if your new to Stoicism it gives you a basic crash course. I wish there was more audio on its theroy but this pointed me to other works.
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