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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

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A bit repetitive!

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!

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  • Trenton Sheridan
  • 08-07-15

Great intro

Concise and elegant introduction to a complex subject. This book will get you started both in the understanding and practice of stoicism

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-01-16

great short book

really enjoyed the book. Short but inclusive and gives a good overall view and description of stoicism.

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  • Jessica
  • 16-11-15

I'm stoiced!!!

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

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  • David
  • 03-11-15

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.

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  • Pedro Cunha
  • 20-03-18

Elucidating, read a bit too fast. A great book

read a bit too fast but elucidating and interesting. I will but more from the author

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  • Roman
  • 27-02-18

The main ideas were alright, but ...

He delved into the different stoics; the times they lived in; shit like that,; which detracted from the book. I haven't remembered those dates he mentioned, and they too are irrelevant. I can see that the dates may be useful on the printed format for someone to study stoicism, but in an audio version, those dates taking over 20 minutes I find unnecessary.
Overall, a good book, you just need to skip the first 20 minutes of fluff to get right a way to the meat of it.
Do get the book. It's cheap, and a great introduction to Stoicism.

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  • Justice Campbell
  • 24-02-18

Dry but thorough review of principles

Limited practical steps. The book is scholarly in nature - a dry lifeless review. There is little passion or practical advice. If your goal is understanding the subject, this book is for you. If your desire is to implement the philosophy in your life and grow, this book will be of little value.

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  • Christopher
  • 12-02-18

Book accomplished what it advertised!

Good place to start in your stoic journey. Covers the basics and character's in good detail.

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  • Dan
  • 10-02-18

Poorly Narrated

This is difficult to listen to with the narrators voice. By 7 minutes in I was too irritated to continue.

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  • wbiro
  • 16-12-17

Sketchy Intro

Covered stoicism piecemeal and a bit haphazardly around the edges, and a bit muddled - it never really nailed it. The narrator had a bizarre quasi-Georgia accent (think a cross between Jimmy Carter and a southern preacher on LSD), but he settle down a bit into it, and you could finally make out the words.