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How can we live a good life?

This simple question can be surprisingly difficult to answer. The main goal of ancient philosophy in the West was to help guide people in answering this question rigorously and well, and then helping people to live in accordance with their life's philosophy (literally "the love of wisdom").

One of the most successful and influential schools of thought in the ancient world which addressed this question was Stoicism. Stoicism taught that by cultivating personal excellence ('arete' in Greek) was all that was needed to lead a good life and flourish as a human being ('eudaimonia' in ancient Greek). To do this, the ancient Stoics taught a host of practices and a sophisticated theory of mind to help the Stoic student on the path to eudaimonia. Stoic philosophy had a huge influence on the West, from helping shape early Christianity to being a strong influence on the modern psychological movement of cognitive-behavioral therapy.

April is the International Stoic Fellowship's month of service. The 1000 Stoics challenge invites us to perform an act of kindness and share it on the following google form: https://forms.gle/9viuiG46cZdDDoJNA
The act of kindness can be anything from volunteer work to donating unused items to a thrift shop. More details are available tat the official page https://stoicfellowship.com/service/month-of-service.html

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Lives of the Stoics Bookgroup

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Lives of the Stoics Bookgroup

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Lives of the Stoics Bookgroup

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Bookgroup: Lives of the Stoics

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