Stoicism and Thoreau with Kenny Luck
Author Kenny Luck joins me to talk about the parallels between Stoic Philosophy and the writings of Henry David Thoreau.
Kenny Luck is the author of Thumbing Through Thoreau published by Tribute Books in 2010; a filmmaker; a photographer; a videographer; and a doctoral student studying Human Development at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Find Kenny on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kjluck.
We talk about living simply; reducing desires; knowing thyself; seeking contentment; reframing; improving mindset; goal-setting; living a fulfilled life; and more.
My Stoic Philosophy series explores the tradition of Stoicism with goals to inform, empower, and help others benefit from practical wisdom of Ancient Greek, Roman, and modern thinkers including Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca.
For the Stoics, a main focus is pursuing virtue to attain a well-examined life through practical applications of Philosophy – acting with good character, using reason to form accurate careful judgments about the world, and achieving contentment. Stoic writers focus on many perennial human concerns and urge people to take action applying what they learn to everyday life. Self-improvement is central to Stoic thought – strengthening and improving one’s mindset.
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