Recommended Books on Stoicism
Recommended Books on Stoicism
(a) The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living (Non-Fiction) by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
This is a great book to ease you into. Holiday and Hanselman, both huge experts on Stoicism, explore emotions through the lens of Stoic philosophy – how do we deal with anger, grief, fear, loss, find meaning and purpose? The Daily Stoic is laid out to enable us to incorporate Stoicism in our lives on a daily basis, with a mediation for every day of the year that’s inspirational and allows us to start our day grounded in Stoic philosophy. What’s great is that he includes wisdom from all the major stoics from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, or and Epictetus, offering stories and guidance on how to navigate modern-day problems using universal Stoic approaches.
A classic in Stoic literature but one that I would suggest everyone read. This is a translated version, originally written in Greek by the Roman emperor and philosopher, Marcus Aurelius. Originally written to help Aurelius, make sense of his own personal challenges and find comfort and consolation in the writing, this has now become a timeless collection of truths and philosophies that have been leveraged and almost bibled by leaders, academics, statesman and Stoic enthusiasts everywhere.
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