Ep.46 Stoicism with Jim Cunagin.Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast

Jim Cunagin and I talk about stoicism.

 

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6 Responses to Ep.46 Stoicism with Jim Cunagin.Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast

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  2. Richard Hauser

    Great podcast, though I cringe with guilt a little about the sidetrack comments. My opinion is that this is a better format in that you can sidetrack all you want from the topic at hand but I just find it nice when it loops back to answer the topic question like you did this time.

    To loop this in with a past comment, I’d like your opinion on a TED Talk that I would like a Stoic opinion on: http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work?language=en
    I mention it because you mentioned how Stoicism is a path to happiness.

  3. Geoffrey Hazelton

    I was anxious to hear what would be said about Stoicism. There were several things I really liked. One was on control, that this could be thought of as “some things are up to us and some things are not up to us”. I also like the idea of the “long view”. What will this mean to me a year or even a week from now? You touched on tolerance ” teach them or indulge them”. You also touched on the virtue of striving to “do your personal best”, without the disappointment of falling short of perfection.

    Some reading sources on Stoicism or reference to the School Sucks series would be helpful to your listeners.

    What was missed was Stoicism is a guide for living with the goal of tranquility. You did not directly mention this fact but everything in the Stoic approach ties back to this. You did use the expression of “inner peace” at the end of the pod cast but I feel you missed an opportunity to introduce your listeners to a way of thinking which can assist them in having a more serene life right in the midst of the current chaotic situations so many people are trying to come to grips with. Most people do not have a guiding philosophy they live by and Stoicism can be the practical answer.

    A reading list on Stoicism and reference to the School Sucks series would also be helpful.

    • Richard Hauser

      Completely agree. You can’t always cover any topic completely and it is silly to try to teach to lowest common denominator, so start where you want and leave a link for others to catch up. I used to love when Dennis Miller had late night show, he put up a reading list for people to be able to understand the next week’s jokes.

  4. I wrote a book for my future kid which is basically a primer for life on this Earth. It’s a Venn diagram of Libertarian ideals and Stoic ideas. It reached the #1 spot in the Family Life category and #4 category in the Parents category in Amazon’s Best-Seller Kindle List. You can read excerpts from it here: http://incaseidie.strikingly.com/

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