Month: February 2021

  • A Stoic Call to Action: Save our Seniors

    Though Stoicism is often packaged nowadays as a personal practice meant to help individuals with their personal hangups, we must remember that Stoicism is fundamentally cosmopolitan. We Stoics recognize that all people are citizens of larger communities and this fact means we must respond to the needs of others. Prudently and courageously trying to help…

  • Some thoughts on love (revised)

    [This post is a revision—an expansion and clarification—of a post originally published on Feb. 15, 2020.] The ancients had plenty to say on love in all its forms. A couple of Plato’s most beautiful works are on the topic— the “Phaedrus” and the “Symposium.” Aristotle after him expanded on the notion of ‘love among friends’…