how to be a stoic

massimo pigliucci

This book offers a compelling introduction to Stoicism, outlining common misconceptions about the philosophy. Contrary to popular belief, Stoicism isn’t about suppressing emotions but rather understanding and managing them effectively. It explores the three Stoic disciplines of Desire, Action, and Assent, providing practical guidance on each. Exercises such as pausing when provoked encourage reflection on better responses, helping to avoid taking things too personally and emotionally. It provides an insightful journey into the heart of Stoicism, delivering concrete steps for those interested in embracing its teachings.