In our world of instant gratification, constant stimulation, and endless distractions, Stoicism offers a novel perspective on life. Interested in developing an unconquerable mind? Stoicism has some of the answers.
Defining 'Stoicism': it's an ancient Greek school of philosophy founded in 301 BCE in Athens. The first teacher was Zeno of Citium. The school taught that virtue (the highest good) is based on knowledge, and that wise person live in harmony with nature. The school also taught tolerance and self-control.
The goals of our group:
1. Read the Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus - The Classic Books 2. Read the modern Stoic Books (Massimo Pigliucci, Ryan Holiday, Donald Robertson, etc.) 2. Discuss Stoicism in the media, pop culture, and literature. 3. Compare recurring themes in Stoicism to history, religion, philosophy, and culture.
We will meet once a month to discuss these items. It's free.