Author Topic: What is Stoicism and How Can it Turn your Life to Solid Gold?  (Read 3465 times)

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Re-reading this post and decided to have a look at picking up a copy of 'The ancient art of stoic joy'...

Looks like Amazon have capitalised on the MMM readership showing an interest in this book!* Camelcamelcamel shows a notable spike in price following somewhere around October 2011!

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Guide-Good-Life-Ancient-Stoic/product/0195374614?context=browse

* Yes, I am aware that correlation <> causation - but it looked mildly significant to me!!

Anyway, I like this article - have been discussing this with a friend at work and working out ways that such a philosophy can be applied to our lives currently!

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Re: What is Stoicism and How Can it Turn your Life to Solid Gold?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 06:38:47 AM »
I'm surprised that more people haven't been talking about this book (or maybe I've just missed it). I know this post is old, but I'm gonna post here anyway...

I'm about 3/4th of the way through A Guide to the Good Life, which is the book mentioned in this article.

Reading through it you can clearly see that it's almost 100% Mustachian, or rather, Mustachianism (or Pete, really) is almost 100% Stoic. It's kind of cool reading the "source" documents of the Mustachian philosophy in a way. I learned a lot from reading the book, despite being a long-time Mustachian. The author lays out actionable tips for your life, too, which is really sweet (and parallels the advice on this blog).

I can see why Pete calls it "Badassity" now. Stoicism is definitely badass.

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Re: What is Stoicism and How Can it Turn your Life to Solid Gold?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 02:09:08 PM »
Go to the mustachian book club pages and read all about it.

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Re: What is Stoicism and How Can it Turn your Life to Solid Gold?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 08:40:37 AM »
I posted this in the book club area as well, but it appears as though my library is also seeing a huge influx of requests for this book. I'm number 50 in line for 3 copies!!!


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Re: What is Stoicism and How Can it Turn your Life to Solid Gold?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 08:42:39 AM »
Sorry for the double post, but I just looked into it, and it appears as though one of the 3 copies is "lost" so there are really only TWO copies in circulation at my library for 50 people. I won't get to the top of this list for years!!

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Re: What is Stoicism and How Can it Turn your Life to Solid Gold?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 08:53:46 AM »
Sorry for the double post, but I just looked into it, and it appears as though one of the 3 copies is "lost" so there are really only TWO copies in circulation at my library for 50 people. I won't get to the top of this list for years!!

Library lists go quicker than you think! But that is unfortunate. Just be grateful there's people in your community learning about stoicism too. Sounds like a great opportunity to network with other philosophers in your area.

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Re: What is Stoicism and How Can it Turn your Life to Solid Gold?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 09:04:10 AM »
Sorry for the double post, but I just looked into it, and it appears as though one of the 3 copies is "lost" so there are really only TWO copies in circulation at my library for 50 people. I won't get to the top of this list for years!!

Library lists go quicker than you think! But that is unfortunate. Just be grateful there's people in your community learning about stoicism too. Sounds like a great opportunity to network with other philosophers in your area.

True! I also put in a request in my library for a "purchase suggestion" for more copies.