Armour Yourself Against Mental Assault
Chapter 28/53: Why would we stop others from hurting us physically but allow them to do so emotionally?
Nature Is Not Evil, It Just "Is"
Chapter 27 / 53: In this lesson by Epictetus, reminds us of a common Stoic theme. We see that nature itself, as a whole, is neither good nor bad—we have the freedom to choose the meaning of reality in our response.
The Stoic Antidote to Envy
Chapter 25 / 53: In this guide, Epictetus reminds us that in life there is always a price of admission to get the things we want. If we do not pay it, we cannot expect the goods. This way of thinking is very useful for navigating feelings of envy and bitterness.
The Dangers of Approval Seeking
Chapter 23/53: In this lesson, Epictetus highlights an important issue we can run into when we chase the approval of others.
Stay on the Stoic Path
Enchiridion Chapter 22/53: In this lesson, Epictetus encourages us to stick on the Stoic path even when people try to knock us off.
Keep Death In Mind
Chapter 21/53: In this article, Epictetus shares with us a very simple strategy to grow in courage, prevent misfortune, increase gratitude, and gain wisdom.
Only Our Beliefs Can Harm Us
Chapter 20/53: Epictetus shows us how to deal with insults and triggering social situations by first revealing how we are partly to blame for our suffering.
The Stoic Cheat Sheet
In this first volume of the Stoic Handbook cheat sheets, you can read the essential wisdom of the first 5 chapters from Epictetus' manual, as well as listen to companion audio reflections.
Never Experience Defeat Again
Chapter 19 / 53: According to Epictetus, entering into contests that you can lose is a foolish thing to do. This post explains exactly what that means.