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Reading: The Obstacle is the Way (Part 2 of 3)
• What we'll do Join us for our September 29th Meetup for the reading and subsequent discussion of "The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph" by Ryan Holiday. It will be the second of three readings from Part 2 of the book. The popular book is about overcoming apparent setbacks and by turning them to our advantage. Similar to the Antifragile it is not exclusively about Stoicism, but references Stoicism extensively. • 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). 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.

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540 Cornish Dr · Encinitas, CA

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