Stoic Philosophy: Finding Meaning in Work

I talk about finding meaning in work in this episode of the Stoic Philosophy Podcast.

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We can find meaning in work through finding a job which matches our skills, interests, and values; adopting a new role at work; looking to make changes in the workplace or even finding new work; changing our mindset by having more gratitude and acceptance; reducing our expectations; having more work/life balance; spending less time at work; and recognizing that all jobs serve a purpose.

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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I explore 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.

Recent episodes include discussion about complaining; desolation; recovering from the past; anger with guest Gregory Sadler; applying Stoicism in college and the workplace with guest Travis Hume. I’ve uploaded a total of 23 tracks to date on SoundCloud.

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Stoic Philosophy: Complaining

I talk about complaining in my most recent Stoic Philosophy podcast episode.

Rather than merely complaining, we should take action to change that which we can and work toward a better quality of life including realistic goals. For that which we cannot change, we can work on acceptance, be more grateful for good parts of life, not exaggerate our difficulties, and not create problems for ourselves.

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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Stoic Philosophy: Recovering from the Past

I talk about practical methods to recover from events in the past.

Excessive focus on past events and brooding can be harmful to us, but we can take steps to move our focus away from the past through acceptance; reforming our thoughts; questioning our appraisals of the world; being mindful; replacing bad habits with good ones; focusing on positives rather than negatives; and employing other strategies.

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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