Arête: How to be your best self and be happy!

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).

Arête: How to be your best self and be happy!

Monday, Mar 25, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Waterman
32 Chesterton Road Cambridge, GB

13 Members Went

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 arête! In English, this is commonly transl…

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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.

Recommended books:

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The stoic fellowship:

https://stoicfellowship.com/stoicism-resources.html

As always feel free to bring notes or topic you want to discuss!

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