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Seneca on Virtues

Letters from a Stoic 66 Summary and Key Takeaways

          In Letter 66, "On Various Aspects of Virtue", Seneca explores the nature of virtue and its manifestations. It begins with a reflection on his reunion with a former schoolmate, Claranus, who, despite his physical frailties, demonstrates a robust and admirable spirit. Seneca uses this meeting to delve into deeper philosophical discussions about the essence and equality of virtues.          Seneca emphasizes that true virtue does not require…

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How I Write My Core Values and Virtues

               In my previous post 5 Main Differences between Values and Virtues, I wrote that values are the things that important to us while virtues are the inner qualities that help us achieve those values. I also said in the last part that it’s important to write our core values and virtues and in this article, I am going to share exactly how I write my own personal values…

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Values vs Virtues

               People often use the terms values and virtues interchangeably and that is why sometimes it can be hard to determine the differences between the two. However, there are subtle differences between these terms which I will try to explain in this post as simple as possible.  1. Values - What is important to you?    Virtues – What are your inner qualities?             Values refer to…

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5 Reasons to Do the Right Thing (Stoicism)

               The Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius said “Just do the right thing. The rest does not matter”. But what is it for us to do the right thing? Forget about divine intervention and rewarding the virtuous in the afterlife. We will make our way philosophically - in other words, use reason instead of faith to justify our answers.1. Peace of Mind           …

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Why the Stoics live a virtuous life

[View Handbook]As with other philosophies in Ancient Rome, the stoics believe that the only thing that matters to achieve happiness (highest good) are virtues. They are good habits that guarantee a good life.  External things like wealth and fame may not necessarily bring you happiness in life it’s all about your behavior to them. For example, you may have plenty of money but if you don’t practice temperance in your expenditure you will no longer…

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