Friday, 10 October 2014

THE STOICS



The stoics, almost opposite to the epicureans are people who seem indifferent or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure or pain. This theory was first put forward by Zeno of Citium in earlier 3rd century BC.
The stoics teach the development of self control and fortitude as means of overcoming unpleasant events or destructive emotions. The teachings of the group is solely based on developing ethics that counter the present circumstance of an individual
As I earlier wrote on the epicureans, there are people who are readily embracing this theory on daily basis directly or indirectly through their lifestyle.
There are people who live an indifferent kind of life, not been moved by the present circumstance of things.
You can imagine someone just put to birth and many people are happy, rejoicing and putting up things for celebrations but the stoic will be somewhere watching, FEELING NORMAL. The case is manifested by this group of persons on various occasions, even in bereavement. You can do the research on your own and find out that where there is a burial ceremony going, someone there will just feel normal without being moved for whatsoever reason. Not all though, but majority.

Where do you stand?
A stoic or an epicurean.

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