Video: Four Emotional Resilience Strategies from The Stoic Socrates

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3 comments

  1. How would you compare these four points of Socrates to Seneca’s Consolation to Marcia? Thank you for a thoughtful piece.

    1. Oh, I’d have to spend some time going back over that letter to make a detailed comparison properly, I think. Generally Seneca would agree with all of these points because they all reflect familiar themes that the Stoics take over from Socrates. Seneca’s view of grief, in general, is that it has natural bounds and so although some scholars have seen this part of the Republic as more Aristotelian because Socrates says the wise man will experience moderate emotions rather than no emotions, I would say that’s consistent also with what most Stoics, including Seneca, would state.

  2. My first visit to your page has already blown open an obvious error in my own emotional resilience- point 3. Nothing is really THAT important in the scheme of things….
    How refreshing to find a fellow Ayrshire soul with a counselling background that talks immense sense. Thanks Donald 😃

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