Decoding Stoicism
Stoicism is a school of philosophy that was born in ancient Greece around 300 BC. It teaches us how to become calmer and develop a tough mind to face negative emotions and pressures in life. Stoicism believes that we should focus on the things we can control, accept what is out of our reach, and find inner harmony.
A stoic lifestyle helps us practice proactively facing challenges
The four core virtues of Stoicism
  • Courage
Stoicism emphasizes the importance of facing challenges with courage, regardless of the outcome. This includes being willing to face fears and challenges with patience and determination.
  • Moderation
The goal of moderation is to find balance and avoid pursuing things we cannot control.
We need to have self-control and moderation in all aspects of life, such as controlling our desires and emotions (Source: iStock)
  • Justice
You should treat everyone with respect, compassion and empathy, regardless of their circumstances. This philosophy promotes equality, honesty and transparency in all interactions and decisions
Stoicism is seen as based on wisdom, including reason, logic and practical knowledge to handle life's difficulties.
A coherent perspective in a "chaotic" world
In today's digital age, everyday we face countless negative news, from environmental pollution, crises, to war. Stoicism has been, is and will be the secret to living peacefully in times of chaos or peace. By adopting the “it is what it is” mindset, we can find inner peace, overcome suffering more gently, and focus on the things that matter. is really important for us to move towards happiness.
Change your thinking, change your life
  • Think ahead about the consequences
Ponder the worst possible scenarios to prepare for it and thereby appreciate the blessings you receive each day.
“Begin each day by saying to yourself: Today I will encounter interference, ingratitude, arrogance, disloyalty, malice and selfishness.” - Marcus Aurelius
  • Focus on what you can control
Focus on what's happening in the present instead of worrying about events or mistakes in your past.
“Make the best of what is in your power, and accept what happens.” - Epictetus (Source: New Trader U)
  • Practice self-control
Learn to moderate and balance your actions and emotions. As Epictetus says: “No one has the right to possess everything they want, but they have the ability to decide to refuse what they do not have, and to happily use what they already have.”
  • Remember that nothing is permanent
Accept the transient nature of life and break free from constraints and expectations. As Marcus Aurelius wrote: “The universe is changing, life is a perspective.”
Take a moment to think about the challenges and difficulties you have recently faced. Imagine if you adopted this lifestyle, would it help you handle situations more patiently and calmly? Converting conventional thinking to this ideology is not something that can happen right away, but if you have enough effort and determination, you will certainly be happier and more peaceful than you are now.
Honalee | Mira