Learn from the stoic masters, people from all walks of life, who were able to use these tools to keep an untroubled spirit, and not only see things clearly as they really are but also be able to grasp the benefits found within any situation. In fact, as Ryan Holiday put it: The Obstacle is the way.
Who they were and what they had to say
Meditations, The Enchiridion, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, As a Man Thinketh, and more.
Inoculate yourself daily against destructive thoughts and cognitive biases.
Learn to appreciate the time you have left.
Learn the basics of Stoicism in this highly practical course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Stoicism?
Stoicism is an ancient Greek school of philosophy. It taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge and that perception is the basis for true knowledge, and to favour positive emotions regardless of the ups and downs of fortune, pleasure and pain.
Is CBT based on Stoicism?
Most modern forms of self-help are ultimately indebted to the Stoics, as is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), the leading evidence-based form of psychotherapy.
Who is the stoic app for?
The stoic app is for anyone that would like to learn more about stoic philosophy.
Are stoics emotionless?
The stoics were not against emotions, but rather focused on ways to maximise their positive emotions over negative ones.
Do modern stoics believe in God?
Stoicism is not a religion in the common sense, and modern practicing stoics come from every walk of life and religion.
Is stoicism healthy?
In a recent study at the Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Birkbeck, training based on the stoic principles reduced emotional vulnerability in those at risk of anxiety and depression.