In this episode of the Blue Lotus Café Podcast, we talk about the stoic philosophers, how we interpret Stoicism as instructors and what these three stoics can teach us about life and our own learning process.
What makes Stoicism interesting for us is that it is more a way of life than a purely theoretical discipline. It’s a helpful reminder to focus on what you can control and not worry about events beyond our control.
The book « Daily Stoic » by Ryan Holiday (also available on twitter and IG on @dailystoic ) is a collection of quotes from three stoics:
Epictetus - a Greek Stoic born slave;
Seneca - a Roman Stoic Philosopher born in Cordoba (Spain), raised in Rome and later the advisor of the Emperor Nero; and Marcus Aurelius - a Roman emperor and Stoic Philosopher.
The book contains one sentence from a stoic for each 365 days of the year as a self-reminder and a morning dose of inspiration. The author comments each quote, but it is for you to interpret, to reflect and hopefully to apply some of their antic wisdom.