A Handbook for New Stoics - Weeks 1 and 2

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Philadelphia Ethical Society

1906 Rittenhouse Square · Philadelphia, PA

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We will be in the Collier room on the 2nd floor.

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This meeting will be the first in a series of twice-per-month sessions to discuss the lessons and practical exercises in “A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control – 52 Week-by-Week Lessons” by Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez. In preparation for the meeting we strongly encourage you to obtain the book and read the Introduction and lessons for Weeks 1 and 2 and do the corresponding exercises.

From the cover:

Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and seasoned practitioner Gregory Lopez provide 52 week-by-week lessons to help us apply timeless Stoic teachings to modern life. Whether you’re already familiar with Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, or you’re entirely new to Stoicism, this handbook will help you embrace challenges, thrive under pressure, and discover the good life!