Rock ‘n’ roll ‘n’ stoicism – @HurricaneNita

At first pass, the hedonistic, glam world of rock music seems an unlikely place for a practising Stoic.

But, then you reflect on the impossible highs and lows of life on the road; the shapeless, twilight, drudgery of tour-bus life and it begins to make sense.

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Stoics, stoicism, Marcus and more…

…with The Daily Stoic.

DailyStoic.com 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.

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Echoes through time: without frenzy, sloth or pretence

Perfection of character: to live your last day, every day, without frenzy, or sloth, or pretence.

Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations (7.59)

Note, unusually, I’ve taken the above from the Gregory Hays translation. My more usual Maxwell Staniforth translation has…

To live each day as though one’s last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinising – here is the perfection of character.