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Author: Massimo Pigliucci

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Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. More at patreon.com/FigsInWinter. Please consider supporting Stoic Meditations. (cover art by Marek Škrabák; original music by Ian Jolin-Rasmussen, www.jolinras.info). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
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We should live with the quietest and easiest-tempered persons, not with anxious or with sullen ones: for our own habits are copied from those with whom we associate.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
Anger pays a penalty at the same moment that it exacts one: it forswears human feelings. The latter urge us to love, anger urges us to hatred: the latter bid us do good, anger bids us do harm.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
Other vices affect our judgment, anger affects our sanity. Its intensity is in no way regulated by its origin: for it rises to the greatest heights from the most trivial beginnings.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
Men, frantic with rage, call upon heaven to slay their children, to reduce themselves to poverty, and to ruin their houses, and yet declare that they are not either angry or insane.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
If anyone is angry with you, meet their anger by returning benefits for it: a quarrel which is only taken up on one side falls to the ground: it takes two people to fight.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
On revenge and retaliation

On revenge and retaliation

2019-11-1200:02:23

Revenge and retaliation are words which men use and even think to be righteous, yet they do not greatly differ from wrong-doing.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
People think some things unjust because they ought not to suffer them, and some because they did not expect to suffer them: we think what is unexpected is beneath our deserts.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
Is it a good person who has wronged you? Do not believe it. Is it a bad one? Do not be surprised at this; by their sin they have already punished themselves.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
Someone will be said to have spoken ill of you; think whether you did not first speak ill of them; think of how many persons you have yourself spoken ill.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
We are so foolish that we actually get angry at inanimate objects, who neither deserve nor feel our anger. But in fact, no one deserves our anger: not animals, not children, and not even adults.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support
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Facundo Pegue

explain please ayn rand and stoics ,thanks

Feb 1st
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ID

fantastic antidote to the current news cycle.

Jan 18th
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Sonal Pandey

Awesome episodes, only wish the content were a bit longer than the ads.

Jan 9th
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Facundo Pegue

amazing. thank you maximo.

Dec 11th
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Facundo Pegue

amazing

Dec 6th
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Ben fox

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Dec 6th
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Ben fox

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Dec 6th
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Facundo Pegue

thNks to you. amazing

Dec 5th
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Facundo Pegue

amazing episode. thank you. and i'm reading meditations. the best way of reading and learning it's with your teachings podcasts. thank you

Nov 27th
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Facundo Pegue

amazing, thank you.

Nov 23rd
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Facundo Pegue

amazing, thank you.

Nov 20th
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Facundo Pegue

thank you

Nov 17th
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Facundo Pegue

thank you.

Nov 7th
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Facundo Pegue

thank you

Nov 7th
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moody

Love your podcast but would be awesome if you made something a bit longer

Oct 11th
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Pablo Ribeiro

Fantastic. It's incredible how it's easy for us to forget this kind of simple and important thing.

Oct 3rd
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Jussie

great advice. Thanks for the reminder.

Sep 26th
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Craig LaCasse

I love these podcasts. I had to laugh, though, after the first listening, when I heard "Recorded with Anchor." I missheard Anchor and thought the word used was anger.

Jun 9th
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Jussie

a fantastic way of getting huge chunks of advice/wisdom in short bursts. no need to get drowned in info that some audio books thrash out. just listen to 1 or 2 or 3 episodes a day, or none. it doesn't matter really, when you do listen again you'll have maximised 2 minutes of your life and widened your perception. Not sure about the recent addition of cheesy music though.

Apr 11th
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Rose Hearse

I like these short meditations but the sound balance between the content and the advert makes it difficult to listen to. I have to turn my volume up to hear the content, then skip or turn it down quickly before the ad comes on. I'd like to accept some suffering in life, but I can find stoic teaching podcasts with better sound quality so right now I prefer those other podcasts over this one.

Feb 10th
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