"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." - Marcus Aurelius
The Stoics knew what made for a good person - and a good life. Four simple virtues empowered them to cope with the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, ill health and even bereavement. Now you can learn for yourself what gave them the emotional resilience to make the most of any situation.
Drawing upon the wisdom of renowned ancient philosophers, Stoicism updates this powerful philosophy for the modern world. Over the course of 15 chapters, you'll discover how the Stoics practised mindfulness centuries before its modern popularity, how you can find the opportunity in any challenge, how you can use your journal to transform your world and so much more
Written in plain English, Stoicism takes profound concepts and delivers them in bite-sized chunks anyone can understand, even if you're completely new to philosophy. Each chapter opens with a quote from a Stoic philosopher, then explores the topic in depth before providing practical exercises, meditations and visualisations so you can enjoy the benefits of Stoicism right away.
If you're looking for the answer to modern stresses and strains, you'll find it in Stoicism. As Epictetus said, "How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?"