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The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

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The private diaries of one of Rome’s greatest emperors, the personal letters of one of Rome’s best playwrights and wisest power brokers, the lectures of a former slave and exile, turned influential teacher. Against all odds and the passing of some two millennia, these incredible documents survive.

What do they say? Could these ancient and obscure pages really contain anything relevant to modern life? The answer, it turns out, is yes. They contain some of the greatest wisdom in the history of the world.

Together these documents constitute the bedrock of what is known as Stoicism, an ancient philosophy that was once one of the most popular civic disciplines in the West, practiced by the rich and the impoverished, the powerful and the struggling alike in the pursuit of the Good Life. But over the centuries, knowledge of this way of thinking, once essential to so many, slowly faded from view.Except to the most avid seekers of wisdom, Stoicism is either unknown or misunderstood. Indeed, it would be hard to find a word dealt a greater injustice at the hands of the English language than “Stoic.” To the average person, this vibrant, action-oriented, and paradigm-shifting way of living has become shorthand for “emotionlessness.” Given the fact that the mere mention of philosophy makes most nervous or bored, “Stoic philosophy” on the surface sounds like the last thing anyone would want to learn about, let alone urgently need in the course of daily life.

What a sad fate for a philosophy that even one of its occasional critics, Arthur Schopenhauer, would describe as “the highest point to which man can attain by the mere use of his faculty of reason.”

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CONTENTS of Download The Daily Stoic PDF

  • ALSO BY RYAN HOLIDAY
  • TITLE PAGE
  • COPYRIGHT
  • DEDICATION
  • EPIGRAPH
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PART I: THE DISCIPLINE OFPERCEPTION
  • JANUARY: CLARITY
  • FEBRUARY: PASSIONS AND EMOTIONS
  • MARCH: AWARENESS
  • APRIL: UNBIASED THOUGHT
  • PART II: THE DISCIPLINE OFACTION
  • MAY: RIGHT ACTION
  • JUNE: PROBLEM SOLVING
  • JULY: DUTY
  • AUGUST: PRAGMATISM
  • PART III: THE DISCIPLINE OFWILL
  • SEPTEMBER: FORTITUDE AND RESILIENCE
  • OCTOBER: VIRTUE AND KINDNESS
  • NOVEMBER: ACCEPTANCE / AMOR FATI
  • DECEMBER: MEDITATION ON MORTALITY
  • STAYING STOIC
  • A MODEL OF LATE STOIC PRACTICE AND GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS AND PASSAGES
  • A WORD ON THE TRANSLATIONS, REFERENCES, AND SOURCES
  • SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING

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