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• What we will do: Join us for our July 27th meetup of our reading of chapter 13: Stoicism and its Critics The Practicing Stoic - A Philosophical User's Manual - by Ward Farnsworth. I found this one of the best contemporary books I know about Stoicism. The author does not only reference the major Stoics, but also supporting classical and modern characters, that weren't quite Stoics, but expressed Stoic views, such as Epicurus, Cicero, Plutarch, Montaigne, Samuel Johnson, Adam Smith, Arthur Schopenhauer and Guillaume du Vair... Some Stoic concepts only became really clear to me, after reading them here. For this event we will be reading selected passages of chapter 10: Adversity The follow-up discussion will primarily focus on this chapter. • Why we meet The goal of this group is to discuss how to apply Stoicism to our daily lives and how we can get better at it. You don't need to be an academic or have any sort of philosophy training to join this group. The best contribution you can make is to tell a short personal story, how some of the text we read, applied to an experience you have actually had. • Where we meet We will meet at the Encinitas Public Library (outside patio). Note:IN CASE OF RAIN, we will meet directly at Beachside Bar & Grill (corner of Hwy 101 and G Street). If you want to and have time you can join us after the Meetup for lunch at the Beachside Bar & Grill which is about a 10 minute downhill walk from the library. There is plenty of parking at the library. We'll be meeting on the outside patio of the library with its beautiful ocean view. • What to bring We'll be sitting outside on the patio. Please dress accordingly. Prepare for both, sun and cold wind. • Important to know The focus of this group is self-improvement and socializing. Though I encourage people to be politically active, we don't want to get into political discussions at our Stoicism meetups.