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365 days of hanging out with the stoics

I have read most of Ryan Holiday’s books, including the new one that was released this year…. but this one felt like losing an old friend when it ended today. What I enjoyed was the range of stoic philosophy shared in short digestible bites. The small reminders that humanity has a purpose. While 2019 held […]

I have read most of Ryan Holiday’s books, including the new one that was released this year…. but this one felt like losing an old friend when it ended today. What I enjoyed was the range of stoic philosophy shared in short digestible bites. The small reminders that humanity has a purpose.

While 2019 held many challenges for me personally, the daily guide helped to channel my energy inward to cope with those things that were in my control and to meditate on all else. The book closes with the last quotation for December 31st by Marcus himself:

“Stop wandering about! …Get busy with life’s purpose, toss aside empty hopes, get active in your own rescue — if you care for yourself at all– and do it while you can.” Marcus Aurelius. Meditations, 3.14

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