Epictetus

May
17
Stoic Cheat Sheet: Volume 2

Stoic Cheat Sheet: Volume 2

5 min read
May
10
Armour Yourself Against Mental Assault

Armour Yourself Against Mental Assault

Chapter 28/53: Why would we stop others from hurting us physically but allow them to do so emotionally?
2 min read
Mar
23
Nature Is Not Evil, It Just "Is"

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.
2 min read
Dec
21
The Stoic Antidote to Envy

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.
2 min read
Sep
06
The Dangers of Approval Seeking

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.
2 min read
Jul
12
Stay on the Stoic Path

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.
2 min read
May
31
Keep Death In Mind

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.
3 min read
May
17
Only Our Beliefs Can Harm Us

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.
4 min read
Apr
27
The Stoic Cheat Sheet

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.
8 min read
Apr
24
Never Experience Defeat Again

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.
3 min read