Reasons not to worry

how to be Stoic in chaotic times
Brigid Delaney
Book - 2023

Like many people today, Brigid Delaney was searching for answers to timeless questions: How can we be good? Find inner peace? Properly grieve? Tame our insecurities, such as the fear of missing out? Determine what truly matters? Centuries ago, the Stoics pondered many of these same questions. And so, at an important inflection point in her own life, Brigid decided to let these ancient philosophers be her guide. Brigid is rash where the Stoics are logical; she runs on chaos, while the Stoics relinquish control of things beyond their reach. Over the course of a year, she dedicated herself to following the wisdom of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. She hoped to discover how best to live, how she could use the wisdom of these ancient thinkers to navigate life in the modern world. Here, Brigid shares what she learned, showing us how we, too, can draw on the Stoics to regain a sense of agency and tranquility and find meaning in our lives. From learning to relinquish control to cultivating daily awareness of our mortality to building community, Brigid's insights are very funny and very wise.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Delaney, Brigid (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]
Edition:First U.S. edition.
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