Marcus Aurelius

My new philosophy friend Ryan Stelzer, co-founder of the Boston based philosophical consulting firm Strategy of Mind, just
In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.
What’s the true strength of Italians? Sure, we can cook pasta like nobody else on earth, and we know the right amount of
‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among
Aurelius wrote that we should view all of life -- including its inevitable struggles -- as an "old and faithful friend": Stoicism
This man (and the philosopher he introduced me to) changed my life and in a very significant way contributed to the person I ended up becoming.
Life's happiness, Aurelius said, "depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” Aurelius learned how to live within his soul
Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations