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  • Stoicism: Understanding and Practicing the Philosophy of The Stoics

  • Your Guide to Wisdom, Freedom, Happiness, and Living the Good Life
  • By: Kyle Faber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Summary

“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable." (Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters)

What does it mean to be “unconquerable"?

Becoming unconquerable has nothing to do with forming an army or strengthening your muscles. In fact, it has nothing to do with anything physical at all. It’s about changing how you view the world and your part in it.

You become unconquerable when you learn how to deal with the curveballs of life. How do you find joy in your darkest hour? How do you feel rich when you have nothing?

You won’t find these teachings in today’s schools, but this is exactly what the ancient philosophers were teaching.  Events outside of your control should have no impact on your joy, happiness, peace, or confidence. If these things are going to happen anyway, why not turn them in to positive events?

Instead of always being the victim, turn yourself into the victor. All it takes is a shift in perspective; and that’s what Stoicism is all about.

The timeless wisdom of the Stoics can help anyone find inner peace and joy and Stoicism: Understanding and Practicing the Philosophy of the Stoics is the perfect starting point.

What are you waiting for? If you’re looking for true, unbreakable joy, and strength, get this audiobook to get started!

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very helpful.

i have only recently started my interest in stoicism.
this book i felt helped start my journey.

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Good start point

I have been interested in stoicism for a while glad I read this it gave me alot of good info to get started in understanding stoic philosophy. Performance maybe feels a touch robotic but otherwise good.

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Food for thought

Love listening it here and there. Has lots of good advice. Its a great book to add to any collection!

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Insightful and inspiring

Must listen . Gives you a dose of priority in life. Helped me at work as well as things that normally would have upset me I let go and everything has been turning out better because of it

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It’s a fun listen , re-listen, etc. I’ve started the day with this book for two month and maybe, just maybe, it’s helped my pursuit of stoic mindfulness. Who knows?

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As a young man I got this subject content from six books. Now the author has made it to easy for the listener.

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Inspiration every day

Now that I'm retired, my book budget is limited, so I was taking a big chance paying full price for it. IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. It looks to be my new favorite book. Inspiration every day.

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I absolutely love this book

I absolutely love this book! It has totally changed my perspective in life. It's a daily reminder for me to be a better person! Highly recommend this book.

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Bullshit

What kind of bullshit is this.In this book there is no good info about Stoicism. Kyle Faber what kind of bullshit is this.

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Love this book. it is a real go to book to get the day started. Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and more, with commentary. A great gift too.

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  • Darin Andrews
  • 18-04-19

Lessons worth learning

I listen this book everyday, fifteen minutes a day until I got to the end and can confirm that there is life changing information within. I think the author sounds like the typical upper middle class fool seeking enlightenment in trivial sacrifices, but if you ignore his journey and focus on the lessons of Seneca, Marcus, and the likes you can change your paradigm appreciate the life you've been given.

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  • Scarlett Rogers
  • 01-05-19

Life changing

I stumbled across this book after stumbling across a blog article that mentioned it. Having no former knowledge of the stoic's or their philosophy I thought it might be mildly interesting. As a result I feel as though I just purchased a winning lottery ticket. It was an amazingly easy listen and though academically sound, it wasn't academically lofty or self serving. I feel nothing but pity for anyone who listens this book and isn't capable of deriving, if not life changing reflections on how to obtain real happiness out of life, at least a few meaningful tools on how to approach the challenges of everyday living. A must liste for anyone who sincerely seeks to enjoy a better life through better living.

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  • Millie Stevens
  • 30-04-19

Surprisingly relevant

I thought this would be a trip to the past but it now seems to me that the past is a lot more present than I had anticipated. The book has a modern touch allowing me to enter into the dialogue... Not as spectator but as a participant. Great insights, valuable experience.

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  • Julie Kelley
  • 30-04-19

Got this as a gift and he absolutely loved it

Got this as a gift and he absolutely loved the book. Showed up quickly, great condition. The book was a great start, nothing too far over my head- a lot of these books can get to be the type you have to read over a couple times before moving on. This was that but as well, deep and influential still.

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  • Sidney Rice
  • 23-04-19

Epic portrait of what it means to live Stoic

The Stoics have bewildered me for years with false impressions of old men, practicing sad philosophy. Not so! I was astounded to be advanced in my own practice of tranquility through masterful arts of negative visualization and avoiding the temptations to pursue riches, fame and possession as a means of joy. Thank you for this brilliant and well researched recap of the philosophy.

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  • Richard Barr
  • 23-04-19

A great summary of Stoic tips

I loved this book. I discovered Stoicism about a year ago by listening Happy by Derren Brown. I didn't enjoy that quite as much but wanted to look into the topic more. I think this book did a fabulous job at explaining Stoicism philosophy in a reasonably brief manner while giving practical tips on how to apply it to your own life every day. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

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  • Tom Baker
  • 01-05-19

This book is both interesting

This book is both interesting from an academic point of view and actionable from a personal perspective, I am very happy somebody went through all the classics and did the hard work to organize it in a way that makes sense, I find myself frequently using it as a manual to try to appreciate my life as it is, to find this "tranquility", so I can focus in the important things; there is so much noise!

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  • David Stevenson
  • 30-04-19

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 he was anticipating the critical ideas that popped in my mind when reading. I had a mild interest in these ideas before listening this book, but my interest and the applicability of these ideas to my life have become much more apparent after listening this book!

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  • Victor Grant
  • 11-01-20

Awesome!

Great book for focus, determination, objectively seeing situations. Helps with looking at situations I normally have a reactive mindset and changes it to an objective, solve the problem, calmer tack. Good to keep on hand and re-listen periodically.

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  • Jonathan Carroll
  • 11-01-20

Wisdom for the ages

Amazing how words written so long ago are still relevant today. Maybe even more so. We need this wisdom to counter the current chaos. Recommended.

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