Saturday, December 30, 2023

book: Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday (philosophy calendar)

Daily Stoic | Stoic Wisdom For Everyday Life The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living: Featuring new translations of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius eBook: Holiday, Ryan, Hanselman, Stephen: Kindle Store

Stoicism Explained In 3 Minutes - YouTube

"The chief task of the "philosopher" (love of wisdom)
is to determine what is up to as and what's not up to us"

Definition of stoicism: we don't control what happens to us
but we can control how we respond to what happens to us.

Everything that happens is an opportunity to respond with "4 virtues"

  • Courage (bravery, endurance, fortitude) 
  • Justice (fairness, good conduct)
  • Temperance (self discipline, right amount, obtain from things that don't matter)
  • Wisdom (study, life-long education jurney)
"It's not what happens, it's how you respond to what happens"

"What stands in the way becomes a way"

"Practice, be your best self"

"it is not what one says, it is what one does"


  • Focus on what you can control
  • Persist or Resist
  • Be willing to look foolish
  • Focus on choices
  • Control how you respond
  • Cultivate real freedom
  • Seek discomfort (to train yourself)
  • Think about the costs
  • Run your own race
  • Put it all to the test (daily)
  • Celebrate internal wins

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