"When I see somebody in a state of anxiety, I say, ‘What can this man want?’ Unless he wanted something or other which is not in his own power, how could he still be anxious?"
~Epictetus, Discourses 2.13
At our June meetup, we will conclude our current series of the Stoics' take on the passions by examining fear and anxiety by reading selections from Epictetus and Seneca.
To prepare, please read the following:
•Epictetus' Discourses, Book II, Chapter 13, entitled On Anxiety which can be found here
•Seneca's 13th Moral Letter to Lucilius, entitled On Groundless Fears, which can be read here
As usual, please select at least one passage from the reading that you would like to discuss in detail at the meetup and bring it with you so that we can read it aloud and talk about it.
Come and let us explore how the Stoics viewed these prevalent passions together.