Going Stoic.

A brief history on Stoicism.

Stoicism is a branch of philosophy founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC, It was famously practiced by the likes of Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. The philosophy asserts that virtue that – happiness and judgment be based on behavior, rather than words. That we don’t control and cannot rely on external events, only ourselves and our responses.

Stoic comes from the Greek stōïkos, meaning of the portico. This, in turn, comes from stoa, the painted portico, in reference to where the influential Stoic Zeno of Citium taught—his front porch.

On Becoming a Stoic

A year ago, I learned the philosophy of Stoicism from Tim Ferris. Astonished with philosophy’s teachings I continuously read articles, hear podcasts and watched videos about it. It’s teaching is so practical and very applicable to the modern world – I decided to incorporate it into my life.

Why became a Stoic

Like the many of us, humans, I too was been to a point where I set sail to find the true happiness. Stoicism has  given me the blueprint on how I can draw happiness on my day to day living.

 

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