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Stoicism

A Guide in Modern Society to Life Long Habits of Self Discipline, Self-Control, and Mental Toughness
Narrated by: Mark Milroy
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy
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Summary

There are many hidden gems in history that, if uncovered, could unleash so much physical and intellectual wealth needed to restore our society, in the midst of the transformative changes brought by modernism, back to glory. The Stoic philosophy is one such gem. It is an ancient philosophy developed to make people happy. Many times, people seek happiness in the wrong activities, the wrong people, and in the wrong things. The majority focuses on achievement so much that they forfeit the joy of the moment. Others are passive bystanders, and they derive a sense of satisfaction from criticizing and talking about other people. This book addresses both groups. The bystanders are advised to focus on their issues with the promise that an inward look and the development of virtue will bring you the most success. 

The overachievers are also advised to take a moment and relax, focus less on achievement, and take the time to appreciate their surroundings. This audiobook provides a comprehensive discussion of all that relates to Stoicism. It sets the foundation that Stoicism was developed based on ethics, physics, and logic. The audiobook also lists a number of philosophers that have been instrumental in the shaping and making of this philosophy, including Seneca the Younger, Cato the Younger, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus. These wise minds helped to challenge, question, approve, and even develop the Stoic philosophy. If philosophy has stood its ground since the third decade, it surely is worthy of you trying out and practicing, especially because it is meant to ensure that you live a happy, fulfilled life.

Inside this audiobook you will find:

  • The most detailed explanation of Stoicism philosophy
  • A comprehensive list of the philosophers and scholars who have helped shape Stoicism
  • A complete description of the Stoic disciplines
  • The most informative description of the virtues of Stoicism
  • A wholesome analysis of ways in which the three disciplines are applied in daily living 
  • A precise description of the need and the uses of logic in the activities you undertake every day. 
  • A detailed description of some practices you can take up once you understand various principles developed by different Stoic philosophers in the past
  • An ordered schedule listing, giving you a schedule of activities to do to practice Stoicism
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This is a fantastic introduction to Stoicism.

This is a fantastic introduction to Stoicism for the modern world. The author is extremely clear and in my case, it was almost as if he was anticipating the critical ideas that popped in my mind when listening which was convenient for me.

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Interested in getting better control of their life

I picked this book up after searching for "stoicism" out of curiosity and interest. This is a great listen for anyone who, not only wants to learn more about stoicism but for those interested in getting better control of their life.

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Your emotional triggers maybe your best friend.

Your emotional triggers maybe your best friend, your family members, yourself or all of the above. You may feel a sudden wave of anger when your friend "does that thing she does," or a stab of self-loathing when you remember something you could have done differently. But when you forgive, you detach. You detach from the resentment, the jealousy or the fury lingering within you.

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It’s quite simple, you use your imagination.

This exercise is designed to remind you about how small you really are, and how little importance most things are. In other words, to give you a sense of the bigger picture. It’s quite simple, you use your imagination to try and relate yourself to the whole world and beyond.

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I learned so many effective things.

I learned so many effective things from this audio book. I was actually amazed by seeing how many important suggestions gathered in such a short book. The author did an excellent job. I'll surely recommend this book to my friends and family.

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This is a great book.

This is a great book if you have been listening about Stoicism here and there, and want to have a good idea of how to adapt the ideas to the modern age. It also gives you some background and ideas for understanding the stoics before just diving in and listening to them.

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Sometimes we are what's making us miserable.

Sometimes we are what's making us miserable. We just can't stop thinking about how so-and-so wronged us, or how our life didn't turn out as we hoped. Negative thought processes — like worrying, ruminating, self-judgment, and fearing rejection — just keep us miserable and unable to move forward. When you find yourself thinking negatively, pause and refocus your thoughts. In time, your brain will be able to do this more easily.

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Each layer represents something.

The thinking behind this exercise is that every situation has many layers, just like an onion. Each layer represents something that we bring to the situation and not the situation itself. It’s only by considering the core issues without the relatively unimportant layers we add that we can act according to a proper ethical framework. Stop considering your reputation or whatever personal advantage you think you may gain as part of the equation when working out what to do in a given situation.

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Try thinking about a time in the future.

Sure, sometimes life is hard. But by paying attention to the good, you can rise above it and be more resilient. When you find the good, savor the moment, and bring it with you to maintain happiness even during hard times. Or try thinking about a time in the future when you'll feel better.

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This is a great primer for anyone.

This is a great primer for anyone curious about Stoicism. While it’s possible to begin listening to the chapters about how to practice Stoicism, I encourage the listener to make time for the first part of the book discussing Stoicism's history.

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I'm a beginner on Stoicism

I'm a beginner on Stoicism. This book helped me understanding it much better. It's changing my view on this planet. This book amazed me indeed!

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  • 01-02-19

Practical logic and reason will be applied

The listener will learn about the history of Stoicism, the differences between good and evil, vice and virtue, and positive and negative influences. Practical logic and reason will be applied.

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  • Jackson
  • 01-02-19

Easy to understand

Easy to understand. Great starting point to begin feeding your head. I plan on continuing my study of the stoics. Impressive!

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  • 04-02-19

Excellent

"An excellent collection on stoicism. And an exercise in patience. Loved it.this audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review. "

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  • Isabella
  • 04-02-19

Excellent

"An excellent collection on stoicism. And an exercise in patience. Loved it. This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review. "

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  • Cameron
  • 04-02-19

Love it

I am listening this book at the ideal time. The words here prepared me inspired again and to begin another year with a crisp point of view on life.

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  • Abigail
  • 04-02-19

Great all around book about Stoicism

This book had a ton of good data to share. I found out about unemotional, its history, and what makes it so vital. It is a method for living dependent on antiquated reasoning standards. The book clarifies how thus of living causes you control your feelings, be a superior individual, and carry on with a superior life. It was an incredible perused.

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  • 04-02-19

Love this book

The audience will find out about the historical backdrop of Stoicism, the contrasts among great and underhandedness, bad habit and righteousness, and positive and negative impacts. Useful rationale and reason will be connected. Is likewise extremely fascinating that Tanner even addresses how Stoicism impacts conduct brain research today.

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  • 04-02-19

A captivating book

A captivating book which adjusts the rationality, occupants, brief history, and estimations of Stoicism from a profound and maybe regularly an extremely frighteningly scholarly endeavor into an entirely sensible,

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  • Darrin D.
  • 04-02-19

informative listen

This very much built manual is comprised on the learning to apply it in your day by day life. This all has been very much shown to advantage you through the tips a strategies to deal with dangerous feelings

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