‘The Daily Stoic’: a Manageable New Year’s Resolution

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I won’t bore you with comments about New Year’s behaviors, instead I will make what might be a valuable recommendation to some of you.

This powerful book that offers something to read on every day of the year is called ‘The Daily Stoic. 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living’. It contains one-page-long reflections on meditations by Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius and the authors are ‘translating’ ancient philosophy into nowadays’ language.

On 1 January you will gain clarity by reading about control and choice. It will take you less than a week to understand that THIS can bring so much value to your life. Relearning ideas that are still very much relevant, so much so that it’s surprising they’re not mainstream, allows us to think deeper thoughts and feel warmer feelings.

What is your vocation? To be a good person.

Marcus Aurelius