The Modern Times Stoic is a blog about Stoicism. Our mission is to spread awareness about this philosophy of tranquility and resilience and to make Stoicism as practicable as possible. We stay away from the conventional academic and abstract approach to philosophy and instead focuses our post on how we can put Stoicism into practical use with some of the most common human problems in the modern age, such as anxiety.
Stoicism is a philosophy that began in ancient Greece then later became dominant in ancient Rome. Unlike other philosophies that are highly abstract and academic, Stoicism is hugely practical, especially in high-stress situations.
Stoicism is the main influence in today’s Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which basically works on the premise that all our emotions and behaviors stem from our thoughts and beliefs. We will also talk about these two cognitive therapies as well as anything that concerns Mental Health.
There are three fundamental core questions we tried to answer in the majority of our blog posts.
(1) How do we FREE yourself from worrying about what’s going to happen. (ANXIETY)
(2) How do we STOP feeling bad about what has happened. (GUILT AND SHAME)
(3) How do we make the MOST of the present. (MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION)
We believe the key to a good life is to answer these three fundamental questions. These are the central themes of our blog which we try to answer using the ancient philosophy from the works of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus. We also talk about how the ancient stoics deal with criticisms, loss of loved ones, addiction, fear of death, and other life challenges that still exist in the modern age.
What you can get from this website is a concise handbook on the most important concepts of the philosophy of Stoicism. The key takeaways section is a collection of short key takeaways (less than 500 words) from the letters sent by Seneca to Lucilius. We tried to organize them as orderly as possible. The blog section of the website contains articles about Stoicism and how it can be applied today.
If you are learning Stoicism and would like to embark on this journey, feel free to message us through our twitter account @moderntimestoic