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Coming up next week, Wednesday evening, in Milwaukee, a free workshop applying Stoic practical philosophy to making (or remaking) and keeping New Year's Resolutions!  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c8f29j8lf9612ll8qhfpqmnepi8
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I know I have posted this before, but with Stoic Week coming up, with it's focus on Marcus, I wanted to remind people it's out there. It's a very good reading by Duncan Steen. You can get the same book from Naxos or Audible, if you want to pay for it (I did) and then easily save your place on your device. I have probably listened to this entire book 3 or 4 times and  still keep going back to it. 
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"You don't have leisure, or aren't able to read. But you have leisure, or are able to at least check your arrogance; you are able to be superior to pleasure and pain; you are able to be superior to love of fame, and not to be vexed at stupid and ungrateful people, but rather, even to care for them."

Marcus Auelius, Meditations, 8.8 
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New episode is out. 
In episode 13 we interview therapist Tim LeBon [0:57:15] . Mark talks about role models [0:16:00] and Matt talks about consumerism and soylent [0:37:33]. Segments and LInks mentioned in this episode: Stoic Week – Stoicism Today blog [0:02:40; Wonder-full podcast – Bart Campolo interviews Massimo ...
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Looks interesting 
A profanity-filled new self-help book argues that life is kind of terrible, so you should value your actions over your emotions.
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Might as well be prepared, I guess. 
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New episode out.
In episode 11 we interview Dr. Robert Colter from the University of Wyoming about Stoic Camp [0:53:00]. Matt discusses theories of violence [0:17:30]. Mark discusses who should not be a Stoic [0:26:00]. LInks mentioned in this episode: Stoic Camp NY – Greg and Massimo (sold out) [0:01:42] ...
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Saw this today. Don't know if anyone is into the primal living or paleo dieting, but looks like one of their big spokesman is promoting stoicism as well.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/7-ways-to-use-stoic-philosophy-to-improve-your-health-and-happiness/#axzz3eBREj6Wi
A few weeks ago, I shared some thoughts on one of my favorite books of late, A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine. I appreciated the com...
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Raises a lot of interesting questions for modern day Stoics.
Freedom—leave it to marionette puppets or God—John Gray on our hellish groundhog day.
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In episode 9 we interview political scientist Michael Baranowski [38:30]. LInks mentioned in this episode: How to be a Stoic – Massimo Pigliucci's blog [03:27]; Stoicism Today – Painted Porch mentioned on Stoicism Today blog [4:27]; Stoic Camp – University of Wyoming [04:45]; Pathological Giving ...
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Halloween Wisdom ... What Scares You?

What SHOULD scare you?
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Haven't seen Gravity, but I think the review are generally better. Misogyny? Maybe. Don't know. 
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I like Partially Examined Life and try to listen whenever I can. I was pleasantly surprised to find this this morning. 
On the Manual of Epictetus, aka The Enchiridion (135 CE). What’s a wise strategy for life? Stoicism says that the secret is mastering yourself. If you let yourself be perturbed by things that…
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Here's a great interview about modern Stoicism. Bart Campolo interviews Massimo Pigliucci for The Wonder-full Podcast http://bartcampolo.org/2015/09/wonder-full-podcast-7-massimo-pigliucci
I’m super excited about this podcast with philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, but it took me too long to get to Massimo’s best stuff about modern stoicism as a path to secular goodness. So then, unless you’re really hardcore, I suggest you skip ahead to 42:00, get the gist of the conversation, and then go back to get Massimo’s back story later on. Once you hear him, you’re probably also going to want to check out Massimo and his ideas at howtobeastoic...
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It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit Stoic circles, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 CE) being referred to as the philosopher king. Marcus Aurelius was definitely an amazing individual. He was adopted first by the Emperor Hadrian (76 – 138 CE) and then later by Antoninus Pius (86 – 161 CE). Marcus was educated by the best teachers in rhetoric, poetry, Greek, Latin, and of course, philosophy. The latter is the subject that he prized above all and it is that which had the greatest influence on the young man.

http://buff.ly/1LEoj09 #AncientRome #Rome #MarcusAurelius #Philosophy #AncientHistory #History #AncientHIstoryEncyclopedia
Co-authored by Steven Umbrello and Tina Forsee It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit Stoic circles, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 CE) being referred to...
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Matt has a new episode out. 
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In episode 10 we interview artist Marije van Wieringen [1:04:30]. Mark rants on the McKinney pool party and Kevin asks a difficult question about expatriation. Images discussed by Marije: Quarantine – Marc Petit [1:24:28]; The Study – Rémi De Ligny [1:25:28]; Atlas – Lotta Blokker [1:26:50] ...
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Are you in #business? Then you should be into #stoicism.
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...
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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.

Thanks again!
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