Stoic Meditations

Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. More at https://massimopigliucci.com. 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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Give yourself a break (from externals)


Seneca notices that people fear old age in part because they fear irrelevance. But no one is irrelevant so long as they keep striving to be better human beings. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Free yourself from the fickleness of others


People who seek external goods become the slaves of those who happen to have the power to grant such goods. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Pay attention to the ledger of your life


What sort of things are truly important in your life, and why? Should you be reconsidering your current priorities? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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How to avoid a wretched life


People with misguided priorities live a wretched life, so let's get our priorities straight and aim for a serene existence instead. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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On the futility of war


Seneca writes a poignant passage reminding us of the futile waste of human life that war is. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Past, present, and future


Seneca reminds us what is the proper Stoic attitude toward past, present, and future. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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The immortality of philosophy


Honors, statues, and wealth, don't last much after one's death. Philosophy is forever. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Try some true friends instead


The philosophers of the past are your true friends: they give wisdom without asking for money, or imperiling your life. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Have a conversation with Socrates or Epicurus


Seneca reminds us of the span of philosophical inquiry, and of how delightful it is to engage with the greatest minds from across time and cultures. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Spend time in good company


Read the great minds of humanity, those that have insights on how to live a meaningful life. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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