Posted on January 4th, 2020
Is Stoicism and Hedonism Compatible?
Stoics believe that the only things you can control absolutely are your own thoughts & volition. Everything else is outside of your complete control and can be taken from you by fate. This includes your life, your health or even your limbs.
While a stoic would prefer not to lose a limb, a stoic needs nothing external to be happy. As a stoic you seek to live a virtuous life. This is completely w...
Posted on June 9th, 2016
Wisdom of the Stoics
Happiness Founded Upon Wisdom
Taking for granted that human happiness is founded upon wisdom and virtue, we shall treat of 13 these two points in order as they lie: and, first, of wisdom; not in the latitude of its various operations, but as it has only a regard to a good life, and the happiness of mankind.
Make for yourself a definition or description of the thing which is presented to you, so as to se...
Posted on March 17th, 2015
Hormetism is more than a scientific perspective; it also embodies a practical self-help philosophy for overcoming stress. The central idea of Hormetism is that organisms are inherently plastic and adaptable, and that the controlled application of stress can be used to induce adaptive changes that will increase stress tolerance. This applies not only to the physical organism, but to psychology. Just as we can adapt to better handle p...