In Stoic Journey’s series on Epictetus, I translate and discuss the Encheiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus. This Handbook contains valuable lessons in a compact format. All published articles can be found below.
|1. Are we in Control?|
|Do we control what happens to us? The stoic philosopher Epictetus argues that we only control our own actions, and that we should therefore not concern ourselves with other things. Read article…|
|2. Desire and Aversion
|Does desire lead to disappointment? Does aversion lead to unhappiness? Epictetus teaches us how we should focus our desire and aversion in order to stay content. Read article…|
|3. A pot may break, a man may die
|If you like a clay pot, accept that it may break. If you like a person, accept that he or she eventually dies. These are the hard truths that Epictetus teaches us to accept, in order to cope with losses and remain content. Read article…|