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Posted by sherkhansahu on May 2nd, 2022
5 Easy Ways to Learn Stoicism and To Be More Stoic- Who were the Stoics and what can they teach us? · 1. Have an objective view of the world · 2. Be authentic · 3. Accept the destiny · 4. Don\'t waste your time ·
5 Easy Ways to Learn Stoicism and To Be More Stoic
Who were the Stoics and what can they teach us?
“And a commitment to justice in your own acts. Which means: thought and action resulting in the common good. What you were born to do.” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 9.31
The philosophy of Stoicism and its practical application offered Marcus Aurelius a Roman emperor answers to almost the same questions we ask today: how to overcome difficulties and bravely respond to life’s challenges? Is it even possible to be happy in difficult times? Can the realization of personal happiness not conflict with one’s humanity?
For the Stoics, happiness is the purpose of life. All people should be happy. However, happiness doesn’t come by itself, say the Stoics, and we humans are the main protagonists in its realization. A happy life is achieved by living by the laws of nature, by action that springs from the most sublime part of our human nature, our humanity.
Happiness understood in this way includes the well-being of the individual and society. For Marcus Aurelius and the Stoics, overcoming life’s difficulties and personally achieving happiness isn’t possible without respect for human dignity, philanthropy, and striving to achieve the common good.
If you want to learn how to become one of the Stoics, follow these 5 easy ways to learn Stoicism.
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1. Have an objective view of the world
We cannot say that something is good or bad, because good and evil are subjective. It is bad for you that your wallet was stolen, while it is good for the thief to be able to feed his family. Before we start to get annoyed, we should look at situations from another angle as an objective observer.
2. Be authentic
It’s very important to have mentors and role models to look up to. But emulation can turn into imitation and all you are going to produce are copies. Stoicism emphasized the harmony between acceptance and change, the perfect balance of destiny and free will. Find out what your talents are and exploit them. We always look to outside sources for inspiration when the answer is deeper within.
3. Accept the destiny
You enjoy a pleasant walk when it suddenly starts raining and you don’t have an umbrella. You think, “Uh this rain just fell to ruin my walk!” No, it rained because it had to fall, among other things, to water the flowers and water the fields. We have to accept that things just happen and that we can’t influence them, we can only influence our reactions to events.
Also See: How Can Meditations And Stoicism Help You In Daily Life?
The things that depend on you, it’s good that you worry. It’s good that you want to change it, improve it, and perfect it. But what doesn’t depend on you, you can’t change it. If you can’t do anything, don’t worry. Especially don’t complain. Complaining is a waste of time and energy. The only thing you accomplish by complaining is attracting miserable thoughts, miserable people, and miserable luck into your life. Can you do something to improve the situation? Do it. Do what you have to do the best you can.
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