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25 - Stoic Philosophy

We dive into the history and beliefs of Stoicism

57 min / Published

This week we explore Stoicism and how it relates to our Ikigai.  We look into its history, how it’s effective in our lives, examine the major figures and how they applied its principles, and how we can also apply these principles in this very moment.  Join us!

Show notes

Show Notes

Introduction (0:00)

History of Stoicism (3:43)

Cynics Teachings (5:32)

Human Design, Personality Tests, and Stoicism (8:03)

Story of Epictetus (11:02)

Four Cardinal Virtues (14:05)

Main Ethical Principles of Stoicism (16:54)

Stoic Heavy Hitters (29:24)

Epictetus (30:38)

Marcus Aurelius (36:05)

Seneca (40:28)

Final Thoughts on Stoicism (46:10)


Links from Episode

Zeno of Citium

Cynics Philosophy


Four Cardinal Virtues

Daily Stoic (Ryan Holiday, YouTube)

Marcus Aurelius

Memento Mori


Quotes from Guests/Hosts

“Your real competition is who you were the day before.  If you can be a little bit better today than you were yesterday, that’s the way forward.”  -Brett


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive–to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius


“No person is free who is not a master of himself.” -Epictetus

“I always have a goal to learn one thing every day.  It could be a random fact about something, it could be the definition of a word, it could be a new skill.  If I’m not doing that, I’m not growing.”  -Nevin


“If a man knows not for which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” -Seneca


People Mentioned

Ryan Holiday

Julia Cameron

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