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A Stoic in Time of Epidemic

What is an indifferent? For the stoic it is worth taking care of his own health but only as an indifferent or a “preferable”; so he takes the necessary precautions to avoid contracting the virus and does not expose himself to unnecessary risks. [People will always prefer joy over pain, wealth over poverty, and good health over sickness – so go ahead and look for those things, but not when doing so endangers your integrity and living in accord with virtue. In other words, it’s better to endure pain, poverty, or sickness in an honorable manner than to seek joy,

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