Stoic Week 2015

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Stoic Week 2015

Postby DRSB » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:11 am

I took part twice, the fourth run is coming up next week, the "Live like a Stoic for a Week"-event of the University of Exeter:

http://philosophy-of-cbt.com/2015/10/18 ... k-matters/
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:40 pm

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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby DRSB » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:23 pm

Hi! I've been changing careers, still settling in the new one but at least I exited the awful banking.

Stoicism is the most atheistic philosophy.
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Postby Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:42 pm

DRSB wrote:Hi! I've been changing careers, still settling in the new one but at least I exited the awful banking.

Stoicism is the most atheistic philosophy.

Perhaps. Still seems to have a little too much metaphysical baggage for my taste. I would be interested in how it looks with its ideas about the nature of reality brought up to date.

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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby laklak » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:47 pm

Stoic week, eh? Guess I'll just have to put up with it.
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby DRSB » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:02 pm

Yes, if it is outside your control, it is indifferent to you. Focus on what's under your control and this is, among other things, being a wise and virtuous man (or a woman for that matter, the Sotics were very pro in matters of women's education). It's only for a week, so no harm in being wise and virtuous for a week!
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Xamonas Chegwé » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:29 pm

DRSB wrote:Yes, if it is outside your control, it is indifferent to you. Focus on what's under your control and this is, among other things, being a wise and virtuous man (or a woman for that matter, the Sotics were very pro in matters of women's education). It's only for a week, so no harm in being wise and virtuous for a week!

They said the war would be over by xmas... :tea:
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Rum » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:26 pm

Nice to see old names and faces!

..as we all get older and have no choice but to be stoical about it.. though I suppose one could try panic as an alternative.
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby laklak » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:58 pm

Wise and virtuous for a whole week? I can barely make it last till noon, and I don't get up till 9.
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Brian Peacock » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:25 pm

I'd certainly give being a stoic for a week if I wasn't tied to the back of this cart.
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby DRSB » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:56 am

Marcus Aurelius' Meditations: The Blues Rock Version:

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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Hermit » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:38 pm

DRSB wrote:I've been changing careers, still settling in the new one but at least I exited the awful banking.
Going by your past posts you never seemed suitable for a career in banking. How did you get into that branch in the first place, and what are you doing now for a living?
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Xamonas Chegwé » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:43 pm

Hermit wrote:
DRSB wrote:I've been changing careers, still settling in the new one but at least I exited the awful banking.
Going by your past posts you never seemed suitable for a career in banking. How did you get into that branch in the first place, and what are you doing now for a living?

She's Swiss. If it ain't banking, it must be cheese or cuckoo clocks. :tea:
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Hermit » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:00 pm

What about guarding the Poop? The current turd is a bit of a progressive. He might not object to women dressing up in 18th century clown suits. No problem, as long as they don't start demanding to become priests. Or lesbians.
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Re: Stoic Week 2015

Postby Xamonas Chegwé » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:11 pm

Hermit wrote:What about guarding the Poop? The current turd is a bit of a progressive. He might not object to women dressing up in 18th century clown suits. No problem, as long as they don't start demanding to become priests. Or lesbians.

I demand to be a lesbian! NAOW!!1! :biggrin:
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