The Stoic Art of Living: Inner Resilience and Outer Results
In these pages, Tom Morris lays out some of the best advice ever given for successful living in times of change. In simple language, he presents ... Show synopsis In these pages, Tom Morris lays out some of the best advice ever given for successful living in times of change. In simple language, he presents profound and useful insights from the three great philosophers in ancient Rome whose thought has helped successful people for nearly 2,000 years. Epictetus the slave, Seneca the prominent lawyer, and Marcus Aurelius the Emperor represented the three levels of society in their world, and yet spoke with one voice on what really matters in life. Drawing from the wisdom of these practical philosophers, the book distills their best advice about setting proper goals; building self-confidence; dealing with difficulties and challenges; staying consistent with your deepest values; defeating negative emotion and using positive emotion; building strength of character for the long run; and eliminating the most common obstacles to happiness. The Stoic Art of Living is all about making the most of our inner resources in challenging times and working more creatively toward the results we need in life. It digs deep into some of the best advice ever given on inner attitude, and offers useful techniques that can change the way we approach everything.