"The Stoics can teach you how to find a sense of purpose in life, how to face adversity, how to conquer anger within yourself, moderate your desires, experience healthy sources of joy, endure pain and illness patiently and with dignity, exhibit courage in the face of your anxieties, cope with loss, and perhaps even confront your own mortality while remaining as unperturbed as Socrates."
― Donald J. Robertson, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius
Unpacking the teachings of Stoicism, Donald Robertson stands as a leading authority, especially in their interplay with cognitive science and therapy. A clinical psychologist, Donald has delved into Stoic texts for years. His recent book, a blend of biography and self-improvement, delves into Marcus Aurelius's life and philosophy, serving as both an engaging and pragmatic guide.
This episode builds on a previous discussion with Donald, focusing on the intricacies of Marcus Aurelius’s mind. The aim? To align our lives more closely with the insights of this profound philosopher king.
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