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The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness

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Summary

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” (Epictetus, Stoic philosopher)

Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?

While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were.

This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self.

A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.

©2019 Jonas Salzgeber (P)2019 Jonas Salzgeber

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The narrator will drive you mad!

The book is actually very good although the narrator destroys it. Do not down load the audio! Buy the book and read it yourself.

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Content is good naration is bad

For those interested in applying stoic techniques to improve their lives this book offers lots of practical advice. In my eagerness to listen to the content I was a able to get past the naration which frankly is the worst of any audio book I own. I would normally return a book for this reason but the content makes it worthwhile. Endure and renounce!

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Great book .

A great book on the subject, enjoyed it immensely. The narrator was excellent at translating the philosophy and making it more understandable , will be reading more on Stoic philosophy and hoping to introduce it into my life .

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  • twigberries
  • 25-07-20

Succict dissection of Stoic practices

This book is exactly what I was looking for. Quotes of wisdom from the founders of Stoicism entwined with practical tools and examples for incorporating into my life.

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  • Susan L
  • 26-06-20

Honest, possessing a great deal of wisdom insight

Great book. it was honest; possessing a great deal of wisdom, insight, unusual common sense, and to the point Philosophy quotes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-20

Confirmation of Mind

Realized that this was exactly what my frame of mind has been all my life!