The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks

How to Use Stoic Role Ethics to Become Happier

June 23, 2023
The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks
How to Use Stoic Role Ethics to Become Happier
Show Notes

"Instead of trying to be everything to everyone, Stoic Role Ethics encourages us to focus on the role we have to play right now and give it our utmost attention and dedication."


Today we delve into the concept of Stoic Role Ethics, a branch of Stoic philosophy that explores the interconnected roles we play in our lives and how we can navigate them to achieve fulfillment and well-being.

We'll discuss the importance of understanding our duties and expectations in each role, while focusing on the four cardinal virtues: wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance.

Join me in learning to embrace the roles we play and accepting the boundaries of our control.

What's Included in the Episode:

  1. Understanding Stoic Role Ethics: Explore the core principles and concepts of Stoic Role Ethics, emphasizing the interconnectedness of roles in our lives and the duties associated with them.
  2. The Four Cardinal Virtues: Learn about the four cardinal virtues of Stoic philosophy—wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance—and how they can guide our behaviour within different roles.
  3. Embracing Essentialism: Discover the benefits of focusing on playing our immediate roles well and avoiding the urge to take on everything at once, allowing us to concentrate on what is within our control.
  4. Recognizing What's Not Within Our Control: Reflect on the aspects of our lives that are beyond our influence, such as genetics, upbringing, and external circumstances, and understand how Stoic philosophy encourages acceptance and adaptation.

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