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Why Better Living Through The Philosophy of Stoicism

Regia Marinho
4 min readDec 30, 2021


A Stoic deeply believe that an individual can make a difference.

It’s a philosophy for leadership.

‘’Our life is what our thoughts make it.’’ — Marcus Aurelius.

Stoicism teaches us that, before we try to control events, we have to control ourselves first.

Our successful influences on the world are subject to change, disappointment, and failure. But control of the self is the only thing that can succeed 100% of the time.

Stoicism is a 2,300-year-old philosophy that looks to help people improve themselves.

Stop worrying about things outside of their control, and live a virtuous life.

Stoicism is a practical philosophy that can bring tangible benefits to your life.

What is stoicism in simple terms?

Stoicism is a school of philosophy from ancient Greece and Rome in the early parts of the 3rd century, BC.

It is a philosophy of life that maximizes positive emotions, reduces negative emotions, and helps individuals to cultivate their virtues of character.

Contemporary Stoicism.

It refers to culture from the 20th century and later reviving elements of Stoicism.

The term “contemporary Stoicism” is the revival of interest in Stoic philosophy.

The word “stoic” commonly refers to someone who is indifferent to pain, joy, pleasure, and grief.

It is a “person who represses feelings or endures patiently”.

What are the beliefs of stoicism?

Stoicism has two essential beliefs that

1. Virtue is sufficient for happiness.

2. Other goods should be viewed with indifference.

What are the 4 main ideas of Stoicism?

The Stoics elaborated a detailed taxonomy of virtue, dividing virtue into four main types: wisdom, justice, courage, and moderation.

Is stoicism good or bad?



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