Recent Stoic Meditations, #20

When Fortuna allows, I publish a short morning meditation based on a short quote from a Stoic writer, seeking to apply that ancient wisdom to life in the 21st century. Here are the most recent entries:

Nothing need provoke our anger if we do not add to our pile of troubles by getting angry. (listen here)

Stoicism is not good for consumerism. (listen here)

How to tell a Stoic (from a non Stoic). (listen here)

The right attitude about the world. (listen here)

Everything tastes good if you are hungry. (listen here)


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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at and He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.