The Stoic Approach to
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Marcus Aurelius

When most people hear the word “stoic” the first things that come to mind are “boring” and “dull” – both negative characteristics. That’s too bad. Because there’s a lot we can learn from the Stoics of ancient Greece.

Most don’t realize that Stoicism was a tried and true ancient way of life, a way of engaging the world. While there were many Stoics and many variations on the central tenets, here are 3 basic principles that I have taken to heart:

  1. You should not worry about or place value in anything you cannot control.
  2. You should spend most of your time doing, not thinking or theorizing or planning.
  3. You should strive to locate happiness in things you can control.

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