Jan 9 • 1HR 3M

Stoicism: Get Better at Life

A conversation with the TRIGGERnometry guys

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Ancient wisdom for modern living
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Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin and Francis Foster interview me about Stoicism and how to live a better life, based on my recent book, The Quest for Character: What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us about Our Search for Good Leaders. We cover a number of topics, including the nature of Stoicism, how to become wise, the need for philosophy to be taught more, why there is a lack of Stoic values in the world today, wether human tribal instincts outweigh virtue, the difference between sympathy and empathy, and how to learn from past civilizations’ mistakes. Originally published at TRIGGERnometry.