Can the individual make a difference in this world? Stoics say yes, I can.
Start practicing the Stoic philosophy with this learning map.
Amor fati - Love what happens
When we resist what happens, we get dragged behind it. The opposite of resistance is responsibility: when we take responsibility for our own flourishing, we find it easier to navigate challenges.
Most of what happens is out of our control. The world is going to continue to turn, but we can accept that and instead, simply, love what happens.
Invite discomfort into your life
Obstacles demand discomfort, but it is our reaction that decides whether we fail or overcome.
You decide the level of discomfort you’re able to tolerate - and by doing that, you also decide the goals you will reach.
Find peace within yourself
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” - Marcus Aurelius
All our pain and resentment is stored within us - but so is all our peace. Which do you want to cultivate?