Why you should read “Lives of the Stoics” by Ryan Holiday

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A Tumultuous History

Stoicism has a very simple beginning. The philosophy starts in Athens, which was at the time one of the biggest and most vigorous commercial center of the world.

5 Things about Stoicism to learn from this book

1) What a stoic is

Through examples we can really learn a lot. This book is full of examples. And one of the best quote from it just simply and clearly states what a stoic is.

2) What a stoic can accomplish

Being a stoic or having a stoic friend can be a wonderful experience. Here is how Ryan beautifully describe what it’s like to have a relationship with a stoic.

3) Being honest is the greatest value

Being an honest person is not always easy. Sometimes it can put you in dangerous situations or create you enemies. As the saying goes :

4) A stoic can endure anything

Being a stoic can be seen as not such a fun situation. But it also has pros. Like inner peace.

5) Who you are doesn’t matter

To be a good stoic and live a happy and fulfilled life you don’t need to be rich. You don’t need to have a special status or international fame.

A French soul with a European heart. We can all learn from each other. Let’s do that here.