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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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What is the real cause of happiness? – Stoicism 2

In the previous article I dealt with the root question of Stoicism, in this one I will go further and examine where happiness lies for human beings. What does really matter to us as human beings. Virtue = Good – Only virtue can bring happiness. Live virtuously = goal of humans, the rest is indifferent. When we embark on the path to satisfy our desires, we start a chain of events that will be infinite. No desire satisfaction lasts for ever, after each desire satisfied another one rises and so for ever. How can happiness be based on that never-ending

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How to put together Historical Materialism, Esotericism, Stoicism?

Considering that the phenomenon is what happens, then there are our thoughts about it, and finally our understanding. Based on that, the politician, ideally, takes decisions which have a relevance for the entire society. The action on the material world, nevertheless, faces personal upheaval which can be overcome with the stoic method. A realistic view of the situation, considering the order of things, allows a more balanced emotional state and consequently a higher level of well-being.

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