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Stoicism: A Life In Accordance With Nature

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “That which exercises reason is more excellent than that which does not exercise reason; there is nothing more excellent than the universe, therefore the universe exercises reason.” ~ Zeno of Citium Stoicism departs rather dramatically from the previous schools of thought we’ve been covering. With an emphasis

Broken Down by Force: On Seneca and the Power of His Word

Written by Mariami Shanshashvili, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Not many historical events in the annals of our civilization are so universally well-known that they need no introduction. The death of Socrates is one such momentous event. An unfading scene firmly entrenched in all our minds; for most of us, dictated by the iconic painting of Jacques-Louis

How to Face Coronavirus Like a Stoic

Written by Saad Saeed Ph.D., Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom 2020 started with a bang on January 30, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the outbreak of Coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and on March 11 the WHO declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. In the days that followed, Global stock

Dale Carnegie and the Stoics: How to Handle Financial Worries

Written by Alex Barrientos, Senior Editor, Classical Wisdom In his book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie recommends 11 rules to follow in order to lessen our financial worries. Most of the rules are purely financial: Rule No. 3: Learn how to spend wisely. Rule No. 4: Don’t increase your headaches with

Stoicism: What’s the Verdict? Helpful or Harmful?

Even philosophy is not safe from the whims and whirls of fashionable fads. You’d think something so grounded, so profound would stand on its own, subject only to its content and the quality of its ideas. Alas, that is not the case. Instead, different schools of thought take culture by storm when and where is

The False Promise of Stoicism

Written by Aaron Smith, Instructor and Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute [The Ayn Rand Institute has granted permission to Classical Wisdom Weekly to republish this article in its entirety, originally published in New Ideal, but does not necessarily endorse the images accompanying it or other content on this site.] Over the past decade, the ancient Greek