Nov 29, 2021
Erick Cloward - Host of the Stoic Coffee Break on How Stoicism can Change Your Life, 3 Million Podcast Downloads, and a Conversation about Socialism
"The biggest thing about stoicism is understanding that there are very few things you have control over in your life. The problem is we spend a lot of time trying to control things that are out of our control. I think a lot of people try to control other people, or their reputation [when] there's very few things you can control." -Erick Cloward on Stoicism
Stoicism has enabled me to make a massive shift in my perspective, so I'm happy to bring you today's episode.
Erick Cloward found stoicism later in life. He was raised in a religious family, in a religious area and found himself consistently questioning the views that he was explicitly told not to question. After reading the book, A Guide To The Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, he opened his mind to the world of stoicism, and what it has to offer.
Erick hosts the Stoic Coffee Break podcast that has now amassed over 3 million downloads. He breaks down the philosophies, writings, and teachings of ancient Stoics like Marcus…