The Daily Stoic: Wisdom, Perseverance and the Art of Living (Pragmatism)

There is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism. It’s a philosophy designed to make us more resilient, happier, more virtuous and wiser. In short, a tool for living a good life. Embrace the wisdom of the ancient Stoics and absorb the teachings of timeless valuable wisdom via The Daily Stoic book. You'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well as a result.

Each article focuses

  1. Clarity
  2. Emotions
  3. Awareness
  4. Unbiased thoughts
  5. Right action
  6. Problem solving
  7. Duty
  8. Pragmatism
  9. Resilience
  10. Virtue
  11. Acceptance
  12. Mortality

Pragmatism

  • Focus on making do with how things are instead of waiting for the perfect conditions. It is better to be adaptable and pragmatic. Be able to do what you need anywhere anytime. The place to do your work, to live your good life is here
  • Despite the circumstances, you can work anyway
  • Difficult situations are often opportunities for their own kinds of learnings even if they are not preferred 
  • Don’t blame, don’t get emotional.  Be focused
  • No matter where you find yourself, shift to what lies within your reasoned choice
  • Silence is a lesson learnt from the many suffering of life
  • Have faith 
  • Wherever a person can live, one can also live well
  • Do what you can now. After you done it, keep it in perspective 
  • Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good enough and action 
  • Do now what nature demands of you
  • To stop courageously at the surface, see things in plain, objective form
  • Stick with just the facts
  • Focus on how you will deal with the situation right now and whether you will move past it and onto the next one
  • To truly understand, put what you learn into practice and speak them with your actions
  • Put your brain to use. Separate what is important from what is senseless, keep things in perspective, be troubled by things being worth troubled about
  • Let reason rule the day though it is more work. Let your brain separate what is important to what is senseless, keep things in perspective, be troubled by what is worth becoming troubled about 
  • Virtue is true and steadfast statement 
  • You are the sum of your actions. Choose wisely
  • Anything can be a source of strength, including what you hold back
  • Blame no one as nothing outside your reasoned choice can hinder or harm
  • Choose your battles wisely. Only fools rush in
  • Do a few things and do them well. Means have the courage to say no to what vanity, greed and ill discipline ask you to
  • Inwardly, we ought to be different in every respect but our outward transformation should blend in with the rest
  • Don’t be miserable or anxious in advance. Let the news come when it does. Be too busy working to care
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff. The attention you give to any action should be in due proportion to its worth
  • So called pleasures when go beyond proper measures are punishments
  • Even the most unfortunate events can turn out to be for the best
  • Take a lighter view of things and bear them with an easy spirit
  • There is little purpose in getting angry or sad about things that are indifferent to our feelings
  • Everything that is needed for our well being is right before us, while luxuries requires is gathered by many miseries and anxieties
  • You don’t need to keep working to pay for the things you don’t need. Financial success doesn’t mean you must live beyond your means
  • No one has the power to have everything they want. But it is in their power not to want what they don’t have and to cheerfully put to good use what they have
  • You can try to increase your wealth or take the shortcut and want less
  •  When you take offense at someone wrongdoing, consider your failings too
  • No one does wrong on purpose so cut them some slack and don’t write them off. Be as forgiving of them as you are of yourself

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