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Ancient Stoicism in Modern Athens https://youtu.be/H3VXq5eJPN8 #stoicism #socrates

Marcus Aurelius admired the way his Stoic teacher Sextus of Chaeronea tolerated ignorant and opinionated people, adapting himself to their conversation so gracefully that, even while he was disagreeing with them, his words seemed more pleasant than any flattery.

The Stoic Claudius Maximus always remained cheerful, even duing grave illness. No man ever felt that Maximus looked down upon him and yet no-one could ever imagine himself Maximus’ superior either.

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Advice from Marcus Aurelius: Be neither a tyrant nor a slave to any man.

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;) Just made a lot of updates to my YouTube Channel on #Stoicism, to make it easier to access a lot more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSbmM0eiqFkNOaszMIdr6hw
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Who made the Stoics? Watch my video of The Choice of Hercules, the speech that inspired Zeno to found the Stoic school: https://www.facebook.com/SocratesAthenianPhilosopher/videos/1921484947927372/

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Socrates says in Plato's Republic that the wise patiently endure misfortune without complaining too much. Glaucon asks him: "How so?" Socrates replies by listing four mental strategies from which the wise man gains emotional resilience:

1. He suspends judgement about what will turn out to be good or bad for him in most situations because nobody can know this for certain
2. He remembers that grieving excessively does nothing for us - it does us more harm than good
3. He realizes that, in the grand scheme of things, nothing in human life is worth getting that upset about
4. And he tells himself that getting upset just prevents the very thing that's most required in a crisis, which is to remain calm and think clearly about how to solve the problem

Some people say Greek philosophy isn't relevant to our daily lives anymore. ¯\(ツ)



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