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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

    From The Past, We Are Able To Tell The Future

    From The Past, We Are Able To Tell The Future

    Let’s imagine a scenario in which almost all our modern scholarship was lost. Imagine if some great fire at the Library of Alexandria wiped away the last few hundred years of breakthroughs in psychology and biology. Suddenly, countless research papers...

    • 3 min
    How a Few Can Help The Many

    How a Few Can Help The Many

    Perhaps you know the story of the 300 Spartans. It was first immortalized by Herodotus, and then has been passed down through the ages (there’s a wonderful Steven Pressfield novel about it). If you don’t know the story, here’s what happens: Facing an...

    • 3 min
    These Are The Three Most Important Words of Wisdom

    These Are The Three Most Important Words of Wisdom

    Almost 50 years ago, the Beatles whispered to us some words of wisdom: Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.One of the most relatable passages in Meditations is actually about just that. Marcus writes about sitting next to someone who smells or...

    • 2 min
    Daily Stoic Sundays: Should I Watch The News

    Daily Stoic Sundays: Should I Watch The News

    Ryan discusses the merits of watching the news, and how to tune out distractions, with Steven Pressfield.

    • 9 min
    Alive Time or Dead Time. What Will It Be?

    Alive Time or Dead Time. What Will It Be?

    Here you are, stuck indoors, stuck somewhere you don’t want to be. Maybe also you’re stuck because you’re 17 going on 30. Maybe also you’re stuck because you’ve got another two years left on your enlistment or because you’re waiting for a position to...

    • 3 min
    Ask Daily Stoic - How Do I Use Stoicism To Fend Off Negativity?

    Ask Daily Stoic - How Do I Use Stoicism To Fend Off Negativity?

    Ryan talks about the Edmund Morrison biography of Thomas Edison, reads a passage from The Obstacle is the Way (on sale for a few more days), and fields more questions from his readers and fans.

    • 20 min

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