Stoicism in a Nutshell

Explaining the philosophy of stoicism can be difficult. Dictionary definitions focus on “indifference to pleasure or pain”. Some think Stoics sit around in hair shirts whipping themselves and then rubbing salt in the wounds.

This is not stoicism.

Stoicism is a philosophy that tries to understand the nature human satisfaction in the world as it truly exists, and in so doing gain a sense of…

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Alexander Hay is a US lawyer now living in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Some have accused him of being a curmudgeon, but what do they know???? Noisy kids!

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