In the life-long search for eudaimonia (happiness) the Stoic tell us to focus on three aspects of ourselves:
- what we think (thought),
- how we react (feeling) and
- how we act (behaviour).
In this meeting, I want to discuss with you, how can we act.
in this case, the Stoics will refer to the concept of Arete! In English, this is commonly translate as virtue. However, a better translation would be “excellence of character”, implying that we have to be better version of ourselves.
In particular they would focus on four cardinal virtues:
- Courage of facing reality
- Justice or fairness
- Temperance or self-control
- Practical wisdom
In our meeting we will discuss how can be better version of ourselves and how by being virtuous we can be happy and more satisfied with our life.
The stoic fellowship:
As always feel free to bring notes or topic you want to discuss!