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Stoicism was first introduced to me by reading Ryan Holidayโ€™s books.

Some general notes about Stoicism and Ryan Holidayโ€™s writings:

  • There are four cardinal virtues for a Stoic: Courage, Temperance, Justice Wisdom
  • Wanting more than you have is asking for disappointment. You cannot control what you have or donโ€™t have, for the most part. While you can control your thoughts and how you perceive situations (with practice), you canโ€™t control whether you have something physical. Your things are not your own. They could all be taken from you tomorrow. Appreciate what you have, donโ€™t take it for granted, but accept that you may not have any of it tomorrow.