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How Stoicism Helped Me Stop Healthy Living Being Unhealthy

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  • How Stoicism Helped Me Stop Healthy Living Being Unhealthy

    Hi all,

    I recently wrote a piece on how Stoicism helped me get over some health and fitness OCD. The conclusion has a strong primal undercurrent so I think it should resonant with the gang here.

    Get Lean Stay Lean: What Do You Fear?

    Let me know what you think.


  • #2
    I agree that Seneca has a lot of applicable lessons.

    Personally, I like Epicurus a bit more.

    “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

    “He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing .”

    “It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.”


    • #3
      I like Adi's site. Witty and interesting.


      • #4
        Stoicism is for people trapped by circumstances, but it’s just a surrogate way to freedom! Cynicism is the real deal though, give away your belongings and start living in a barrel…
        "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

        - Schopenhauer