Episode 29: Contentment

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I talk aspects of life which may disrupt our tranquility and offer ways to attain contentment.

We can work toward contentment by being mindful of unproductive thoughts and actions which may hinder us and seek to make positive changes; have a sense of purpose in life; be more productive and less lazy; question our desires and eliminate or greatly reduce that which takes away from our tranquility; and improve our self-reliance, our self-esteem, and not fully depend on others for our happiness.

The Stoic Philosophy Podcast 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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