Let us explore 9 stoic rules of life along with your friendly guide Mr. Smart. He has crafted this animation especially for you based on the philosophy and rules for the life of the founders of stoicism including Zeno, Epictetus, Seneca & Marcus Aurelius. Let us begin!

When Zeno of Cyprus was shipwrecked and stranded on Athens, he wasn’t expecting any good to happen.

Having lost everything and with not much else to do, Zeno wandered into a bookshop and was quickly absorbed by the teachings of Socrates. After studying with the great philosophers of his time, he decided to impart his wisdom to anyone who would care to listen.

Thus the philosophy of Stoicism was born. Zeno’s teachings would quickly spread and would be adopted by both slaves and kings alike. As he would later joke: “I made a prosperous voyage when I suffered shipwreck.”
But that’s not where the story of Stoicism ends. Centuries later, the philosophy remains as relevant - if not more so - in modern society. These stoic principles and practices will help bring calm to the chaos we face today.

0:56 #1 Develop an Internal Locus of Control – Epictetus
2:23 #2 Guard Your Time –  Seneca
3:40 #3 Don’t Outsource Your Happiness – Marcus Aurelius
5:27 #4 Stay Focused When Confronted With Distractions – Seneca
6:37 #5 Toss Away Ego and Vanity – Epictetus

#6 Consolidate Your Thoughts In Writing – Seneca
#7 Stand Your Ground – Cato
#8 Imagine The Worst That Could Happen – Seneca
#9 Remember That Nothing Endures – Marcus Aurelius

1) “How to Be Stoic” by Massimo Pigliucci: https://amzn.to/2WfUCvo
2) “Courage Under Fire” by James Stockdale: https://amzn.to/2Ne2720
3) “Stoicism and the Art of Happiness” by Donald Robertson: https://amzn.to/2pUNHvH
4) “How to Think like a Roman Emperor” by Donald Robertson: https://amzn.to/36bfl82
5) “The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” by Donald Robertson: https://amzn.to/369oIoO
6) “A Guide to the Good Life” Joy by William Irvine: https://amzn.to/2pfFYIo
7) “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: https://amzn.to/344TltJ
8) “Stoic Warriors” by Nancy Sherman: https://amzn.to/32RZKZ7
9) “Stoicism” by John Sellars: https://amzn.to/2WfX0SM
10) “Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics” by R. W. Sharples: https://amzn.to/2BRXTHL

Stoic Indifference:https://youtu.be/rDtfLELatuM
Stoic Morning Routine: https://youtu.be/50znQWy8te4
3 Stoic Rules: https://youtu.be/FBHr6g7IWYU
9 Stoic Rules of Life: https://youtu.be/iYuDUgPW3Ng
Book Review of Meditation: https://youtu.be/n7hubSnFVfk
9 Stoic lessons of Marcus Aurelius: https://youtu.be/EtEL486FEkw
8 Stoic Lessons of Marcus Aurelius: https://youtu.be/EEQM_aHiZVY
Epictetus – His life, Stoic Philosophy, Quotes: https://youtu.be/mwLm2bROkLQ
15 Lessons from the Enchiridion: https://youtu.be/cgdYW-YyoNM
Epictetus and James Stockdale: https://youtu.be/cItWK5N9WF0
9 Stoic lessons of Marcus Aurelius from Meditations: https://youtu.be/OKwgTC10Iy0
Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations – A Book Review: https://youtu.be/EEQM_aHiZVY
Marcus Aurelius on Stoicism and Anger Management: https://youtu.be/FXgztuA_hq8
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