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What's the point of this quote from Seneca (Stoicism)?

Seneca's quote, "If anyone says that the best life of all is to sail the sea, and then adds that I must not sail upon a sea where shipwrecks are a common occurrence and there are often sudden ...
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The meaning behind Seneca's quote

The quote is from On Consolation to Marcia This quote from Seneca reflects the Stoic belief that life’s hardships are universal and inevitable, suggesting a perspective that one might consider overly ...
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Seneca's take on suicide

He is really advocating euthanasia, rather than suicide. That is dying based on poor quality of life, rather than sorrow or disappointment or setbacks, and so on. It is crucial to war that people be ...
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How is contemporary Stoicism related to classical Stoicism?

Stoicism is being sold as "opium," or a luxury good for the masses. I would observe that contemporary Stoicism has indeed become widely accessible and commercialized, diverging in some ways ...
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How is contemporary Stoicism related to classical Stoicism?

Contemporary Stoicism builds upon the foundations laid by classical Stoicism, adapting its principles to modern contexts and challenges. The essence of Stoicism, both ancient and modern, centers on ...
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What is "what we can or can't control" in stoicism?

This is discussed throughout Discourses, but A. A. Long does a wonderful job pulling it together in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life. By his argument, "control" is a somewhat ...
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Do the Stoic virtues have any order of ethical importance?

In Stoic theory, the four virtues are completely interdependent; it's not possible to possess one without the others, and the Stoics would often speak of Virtue in the singular. As such, no ranking ...
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