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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 Are The Beliefs of Stoicism? (part2)

Zeno of Citium (334-262 BC), was a Phoenician origin from Citium. Zeno was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, which he taught in Athens from about 300 BCE. Stoicism laid great emphasis on goodness and peace of mind gained from living a life of virtue in accordance with nature. Chrysippus of Soli Chrysippus of Soli (/kraɪˈsɪpəs, krɪ-/;[3] Greek: Χρύσιππος ὁ Σολεύς, Chrysippos ho Soleus; c. 279 – c. 206 BC) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was a native of Soli, Cilicia, but moved to Athens as a young man, where he became a pupil of Cleanthes in

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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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