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Want to be calm under pressure? Want people to trust you? Want self-mastery?Want the confidence that comes with a solid grounding in ethics? Of course you do. And that means you should be a stoic.For those unfamiliar with stoicism, the word may imply unfeeling, stonefaced or free from emotion. A stoic, however, feels deeply, but is in control of these emotions as they have accepted the limits of their own power and have therefore achieved a degre...
Thanks for the comment, Greg. Indeed, this situation is somewhat paradoxical as noted. You may also want to delve into the writings of Cicero, who stressed that in order to have things like minerals from mines and other commodities important for life, that people need to act in their self interest and be rewarded for generating these goods. Call yourself anti-capitalist if you like, but the stoic position on the role of ethics and virtue in proper commerce is well documented.
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