[PODCAST] #324: Stoicism (3 of 4 – Eight Moral Lessons), With Bill Buppert


Bill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to continue our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism.

1. The meaning of life
2. How do we face our day?
3. Knowing what you can control and knowing what you can't
4. Happiness can only be found within
5. Events don't necessarily hurt us but our views of them can
6. Character matters more than reputation
7. Renouncing self-conceit and arrogance
8. Where is your line of goodness in life?

Bill's Reading List:
My top three for the novice are:
-A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
-A Man in Full
-The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations)

To get better acquainted with the philosophy:
The Obstacle Is The Way: Tim Ferriss Audio Edition

Here is the most comprehensive list I could find that I agree with all the choices: Stoicsm Books

This is a terrific resource and dirt cheap on Amazon:The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers: The Complete Extant Writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius

Bumper Music:
"20th Century Man" - The Kinks (less Stoic)
"The Trees" - Rush (more Stoic)

Look Closer:
Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/

Stoicism and Hormetism - http://gettingstronger.org/stoicism/

Change your receptors, change your set point - http://gettingstronger.org/2010/10/change-your-setpoint/

Stoicism 101: A quick guide to the philosophy - http://hackthesystem.com/blog/stoicism-101-a-quick-guide-to-the-philosophy/

Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment, by Tim Ferriss - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2007/09/18/real-mind-control-the-21-day-no-complaint-experiment/

Stoicsm Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoicism

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  1. When I’m listening to Bill Buppert, I hear Thomas Lennon/Lt. Jim Dangle and it makes this podcast even better.

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