Stoic books, articles etc
Never wave from what you have decided is right
Value comes in the application of ideas, not in their understanding
The first rule of Stoicism: don't vomit up Stoicism
Fight Club Stoicism
People act according to their own judgements; and if they are wrong, it is no business of ours
What do you do when you fall off the Stoic bandwagon? With its focus on things which are completely in our control, failing at Stoicism leaves nowhere to hide - every failure is completely on your own head.
Our mental state is at least as important to us as our body, so we should afford it the same level of care.
You have a duty to do good in the world; don't screw it up by over-reaching.
As with a lot of Stoicism, the basis of this peice of advice is to eek out some space between action and reaction.
This part is chock full of small peices of related advice on how to practically approach daily Stoicism.
Finding enlightenment in a pile of ceramic shards
Discovering your appropriate duties by looking at your relationships
Is this a riddle?
Some advice on how to bring perspective to loss and grief
This is possibly the single most useful bit of practical Stoic advice I've come across.
I remember being offended by this the first time I read it. It seemed to be advising dishonesty and trickery.
A brief explanaiton of the week since I last wrote
This part has both my most and least favourite sections of Epictetus' writing.
Examining the major writings of my favourite Roman Stoic
Stoicism is a somewhat familiar idea to most people. It's usually characterized as a from of emotional dishonesty, where you put on a brave face, or further to the extreme, deny yourself the ability to feel. My parents were very much of the former school of thought, which may be why Stoicism sits fairly comfortably with me.
I started This Coding Life as a way to think about living a better life. Without knowing it, I was building a loose philosophy. But around a year ago I started reading about Stoicism and it clicked with me, moreso than my own writing ever had.