Month: April 2019

  • Happy Birthday, Marcus

    ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ to Marcus Aurelius. Born on this day in 121 CE (1,898 years since his birth and still relevant!). Celebrate by reading from his Meditations or discussing it with others. I think Marcus would celebrate by contemplating his own mortality and taking stock of the brevity of life. Here’s a passage that’s trending today…

  • Stoicism and Community Service

    There’s an interpretation of Stoicism that’s seems to verge close to a kind of egoism. I see this once in a while in exposés with titles like “entrepreneurs bringing back ancient philosophy.” But if Stoicism is a kind of egoism, then why is The Stoic Fellowship celebrating the “Month of Service” this April? Why did…

  • April is the “Month of Service”

    The Stoic Fellowship have made April the “Month of Service” during which Stoas are encouraged to engage with their surrounding community or with nature. These events are meant to help members reflect on the Stoic notion of connectedness and cosmopolitanism and the virtue of justice. See the flier for The Stoic Fellowship’s “Month of Service”…