Stoicism: Philosophy as a Way of Life
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Did Marcus Aurelius say Kindness is More Manly Than Anger?
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Did Marcus Aurelius say Kindness is More Manly Than Anger?

What the most famous Stoic philosopher actually said about masculinity
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In this episode, I briefly discuss what Marcus Aurelius said about masculinity, and how it might differ from what some modern self-improvement influencers say, despite their claims to be influenced by Stoicism.

A statue of Marcus Aurelius on the Capitoline Hill in Rome.

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Highlights

  • The resurgence of Stoicism and the manosphere

  • Stoic philosophy versus being “stoic”

  • Marcus Aurelius’ enemies accused him of being unmanly

  • Marcus’ mother and father’s influence

  • The influence of Emperor Antoninus Pius

  • What Marcus says about manliness and anger

  • Marcus sums up manliness in one of his favourite slogans: “Upright, not set upright.”

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Stoicism: Philosophy as a Way of Life
Stoicism: Philosophy as a Way of Life Podcast
Donald Robertson, the author of "How to Think Like a Roman Emperor", and a cognitive-behavioral therapist, talks about how to apply Stoicism in the modern world, discussing philosophy, psychology and self-improvement with guests from all walks of life. Available on Google and Apple podcasts.
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