The allure of eclecticism

I published an article a while back in which I lightheartedly (at least, that was the aim) wrote that Stoicism was a little much for me, a little too serious, so I considered being an Epicurean on weekends. I meant to highlight some problems that I personally saw with Stoicism and some positive aspects of Epicureanism.…

Daily Stoic exercises for beginners

From reading the Stoics we notice their emphasis on spiritual "training" to strengthen the character and enable one to endure difficulties with equanimity. What exactly did they mean by this training, also referred to as spiritual exercises? Is it enough to read the Stoics and apply what we learn there to situations as they arise? Or…