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5feet.of.fury
The Practicing Stoic | Ward Farnsworth
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Mehso-so

Very informative, but dry. Does not speak much of application of Stoicism to modern society-
one quote references “spending too much time emptying one‘s bowels” along with too much drinking or copulating.

Also many essentially state, “if someone disagrees with you, who cares they‘ll be dead soon”
This is meant for you to ponder the expanse of time, and seek only you own validation. I did not find it inspiring.

Structure of the book was good.

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5feet.of.fury
The Practicing Stoic | Ward Farnsworth
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…I don‘t think I could have ended up with 2 more opposite books than these two 🙈

Both audiobooks that have been in my library forever. We‘ll see if they should have stayed there…

#Roll100
Thanks @PuddleJumper ! 🥳

PuddleJumper That is quite the contrast! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace This means they should inform each other well, and make for some unique gleaned perspective, on your part! Looking forward to your comments on the book on Stoicism. I was recommended the school/methodology of philosophy from a girl I highly respected and who was on point in her understanding of me and her other recommendation for me in the Polish poetess, Wislawa Szymborska. Apt and very sentimentally impactful at the time---serendipitous timing. 2w
5feet.of.fury @tokorowilliamwallace I‘m starting it today, so we shall see. I recommend Ryan Holiday‘s books if you are looking for material on stoicism in general! I read Obstacle is the Way last year and it was very informative but easily digestible. 2w
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DrJAdMerricksson
Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living in | Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos
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Pickpick
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IuliaC
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Pickpick

This is not an attempt to rate such a book, but rather a Pick for me.
Ancient stoic mindfulness, preceding and inspiring contemporary self-help and motivational literature.
There is so much common sense in this writing, I now understand why Seneca is considered one of the most accessible and easy to digest philosophers.

IuliaC @Milara Si la mine la fel, un munte! Clar si Epicur sa fie pe lista 👍 11mo
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IuliaC
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Some self-help pieces of advice from 2,000 years ago, still applicable today:

✔ “we are all bound by this oath: to bear the ills of mortal life, and to submit with a good grace to what we cannot avoid.“

✔ “No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don't have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.“

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QuoteQueen
The Swarm | Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
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This was one of my favorites 😍

Gave me very #Stoic feels.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Starting listening to this #Nonfiction #audiobook about #philosophy #stoic #stoicism #history

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speljamr
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Pickpick

A concise take on Epictetus' Enchiridion, but given a modern spin bringing the philosophy of Stoicism into the 21st century. I find most of the changes the author made to the original refreshing and fitting for our age. Any philosophy should be a living, breathing, changing thing.

#stoic #stoicism #philosophy

sleepy.ash87 "Any philosophy should be a living, breathing, changing thing." --- Yes, just like the human who constructed it. Postmodernism! 1y
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QuoteQueen
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Taking a break from client notes to work on my final project, a book repot no less, for my certification in consensual non-monogamy! So far I am loving the book and it‘s little pearls of wisdom can be applied to monogamous relationships as well. Though it‘s giving me some very #Stoic #MarcusAurelius feels. 🤔😳

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QuoteQueen
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Pickpick

4/5💚

This book of #Stoic #philosophy takes a narrow look on how this philosophy of life can be used to become tougher, calmer, and more resilient. Not only is it a “how-to” book but it also uses personal and famous examples of overcoming set backs to illustrate points. The metaphors and examples used help the info stick in your mind, helpful in putting what you read into practice. Quick, easy & vastly useful read!

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