Foundation On Stoicism: The Philosophy And Practice Of Stoicism: Definition Of Stoicism
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jun 12 2021
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When we say the word Stoic nowadays, we mainly refer to a person who is emotionless. However, Stoicism is an ancient stream of Philosophy; its principles and ideas are very practical and executable in our day-to-day life and its relevance to our times today can't be overstated. Stoicism is said to have started around 300BC. It was a very interesting time, when a lot of changes were happening in the world, after the death of Alexander the Great, who perhaps left a bigger impact on the world than we might think. It can be argued that the changes gave rise to a materialistic approach to life, where the need of external conquest became stronger than the inner conquest over oneself. The stoic philosophy came as a practical solution to this period of crisis. The most beautiful thing about it is perhaps, that it didn't claim to invent anything new. Instead, it simply revived the ancient principles, making them more applicable based on the historical context and character of the people of the times.
As a glimpse into the Stoic approach to life, this book will approach based on millennia of philosophical wisdom about fate, our strengths, our weaknesses and the way in which we face life's challenges.