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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episode 21: Clean up your own thinking


Marcus tells us that it’s too easy and unnecessary to worry about other people’s thoughts. It is far more difficult, but useful, to worry about our own.


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episode 22: Practice, practice, practice!


Musonius Rufus says that nobody is born a writer, musician, or athlete. People get there by studying and practicing. The same goes for virtue.


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episode 23: We are all brothers & sisters


Hierocles reminds us that we are fundamentally social animals, and that we are here to help each other.


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episode 24: True friendship is rare


Seneca advises us on how to behave with true friends, and reminds us of how important they are in our life.


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episode 25: Caring about your soul


Epictetus makes an interesting contrast between taking too much care of our bodies and too little care of our minds.


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episode 26: What makes your life worth it?


Marcus Aurelius introduces us to the apparently paradoxical notion that life, death, honor, dishonor, pleasure and pain are neither good nor bad.


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episode 27: On death & the value of life


Seneca uses Epicurus’ argument for why we should not be afraid of death, focusing instead on how to best live our life.


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episode 28: Doing beats complaining


Epictetus reminds his student that certain things are an inevitable feature of the universe, and that it is better to work on them than just wish them away.


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episode 29: What matters is the here & now


Marcus Aurelius thinks that it’s good to keep things in perspective, and that we only control the here and now.


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episode 30: What counts as a good life?


Seneca says that the important thing is not how long a life you live, but what you do with it.


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