Stoics, stoicism, Marcus and more…

…with The Daily Stoic. started life in support of the book by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic – 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.

The site is now a rich resource of Stoic Wisdom and, because I read new pearls of that wisdom every day via the daily newsletter, I include it on the list.

As a taster, from the site’s interview with Robert Greene:

Well the premise of my book [The Laws of Human Nature] is that we have — and this is a simplification — but I’m sort of saying we have a lower and higher self. I believe the Stoics express it similarly. The lower self is our animal nature, our primate nature. We descended from chimpanzees. It’s the fact that we tend to react to what’s immediately in front of our face, like a cow or a dog or anything. We bark and that’s who we are. And we tend to always want things to be easier to take the path of least resistance. We all have that lower part of our nature and it’s a lot stronger, but at the same time, there’s a higher self that we’re straining to become. And maybe I’m being optimistic, but I’m saying that everybody has that desire to reach the higher self.

And, from Keeping your Cool: 40 Stoic Quotes on Taming Anger:

If you want to determine the nature of anything, entrust it to time: when the sea is stormy, you can see nothing clearly. — Seneca

So much good and Stoic stuff at The Daily Stoic, here.