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Anyone interested in this, read about it, practise(d) it?

Was listening to some content creators (what used to be called youtuber's .... ) discussing this as a frame of mind to hold.  I think I've had this frame of mind/outlook for pretty much all of my life but it's interesting to discuss this.

The go-to reference seems to be Emperor Marcus Aurelius, started listening to this ...


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1 hour ago, Alex said:

No 'h' required. Stoicism.

It's been my philosophy (more accurately one of them, alongside responsible hedonism) for years. Some people interpret it as, "Meh, accept whatever happens."

I interpret it as, "Do the best you can, then accept whatever the result may be."

Sounds about right, think it will be quite common on this forum.

... can't edit title, you are of course correct, no 'h'


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that's me! I'm a stoic or I try to be when I'm not being a cunt xD

I read his musings a few years ago.....I like his outlook

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
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