Religion & Spirituality
The Secret to the Good Life - What's the Deal with Stoicism?
You may have seen "Stoicism" trending on various social media platforms in recent years. The revitalization of this ancient philosophical perspective on the good life has taken on interesting manifestations, some amounting to mere slogans and Instagram quote-accounts, to fusions with New-Age and eastern mysticism.
What makes Stoic thought have rebirths is that it claims something that resonates with many people across cultures - that true happiness/contentment/joy can only be found within. Even though the strategies and practices differ on how to "achieve" this joy, the underlying principle has some merit. We talk all about this in this episode and contrast it with other prominent views. Is Stoicism really the best path to the good life?
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