The Daily Stoic
The Daily Stoic
Nov 26, 2020
Now, More Than Ever, You Have To Find This
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"On this day of American Thanksgiving, we’re supposed to make time to give thanks, to actively think about that word which has become almost cliché in wellness circles: gratitude. But what is gratitude? Some people think of it as being thankful for all the good things you have in your life. Others see it as the act of acknowledging what people have done for you or what you appreciate about others. 

While the Stoics would have agreed that all of what those interpretations encompass is important, they practiced a slightly different form of gratitude."

Find out what that different form of gratitude is, and how you can practice it, on today's Daily Stoic Podcast.


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The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman
Noam Chomsky || On Human Nature and Human Progress
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Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Tom Bilyeu
Dr. Frank Lipman Shares Key Things to Live and Age Properly | Health Theory
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Bulletproof Radio
Dave Asprey
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Modern Wisdom
Modern Wisdom
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The Peter Attia Drive
Peter Attia, MD
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The Rich Roll Podcast
The Rich Roll Podcast
Rich Roll
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1 hr 41 min
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