Stoic Meditations

Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. More at patreon.com/FigsInWinter. Please consider supporting Stoic Meditations. (cover art by Marek Škrabák; original music by Ian Jolin-Rasmussen, www.jolinras.info). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support

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The problem is money


Money is what wearies out the law-courts, sows strife between father and son, concocts poisons, and gives swords to murderers just as to soldiers: it is stained with our blood. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Examine your balance sheet of giving and receiving


Do you ask, what is your greatest fault? It is, that you keep your accounts wrongly: you set a high value upon what you give, and a low one upon what you receive. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Envy is the root of much unhappiness


A person will never be well off to whom it is a torture to see any one better off than themselves. Have I less than I hoped for? Well, perhaps I hoped for more than I ought. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Treat fools like fools, don't get angry with them


It makes no sense to get angry with children or non-human animals, because they can't reason. So why get angry with an adult who has temporarily lost the use of reason? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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The futility of revenge


Revenge takes up much time, and throws itself in the way of many injuries while it is smarting under one. We all retain our anger longer than we feel our hurt. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Understand and forgive


Let us  be more gentle one to another: we are bad people, living among bad people. There is only one thing which can afford us peace, and that is to agree to forgive one another. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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I have entrusted the guidance of my life to reason


Say to fortune: Do what you will, you are too feeble to disturb my serenity: this is forbidden by reason, to whom I have entrusted the guidance of my life: to become angry would do me more harm than your violence can do me. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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On magnanimity


Seneca runs us through a long list of reasons why people do us wrong. And then concludes that we should be magnanimous, not vengeful, toward them, in part because they are human beings like us, and like us they make mistakes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Act the opposite of anger


Let us replace all of anger’s symptoms by their opposites; let us make our countenance more composed than usual, our voice milder, our step slower. Our inward thoughts gradually become influenced by our outward demeanor. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Abstain from action when under the spell of anger


While you are angry, you ought not to be allowed to do anything. Why?, do you ask? Because when you are angry there is nothing that you do not wish to be allowed to do. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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