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Stoicism: A Friendly Beginners Guide to the Ancient Philosophy of Stoicism  Audiobook

Stoicism: A Friendly Beginners Guide to the Ancient Philosophy of Stoicism

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Publisher's Summary

Want to get your life dialed in? You're in the right place!

Are you having frequent bouts of anxiety or depression? Do all modern therapeutic methods seem useless? Why not try stoicism? Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy that has been hailed as a savior of humanity. It is a philosophy practiced by ancient Greeks and Romans over 2,000 years back and has not lost its appeal in the present century. Such is its power that it is applicable even in the present day.

Human suffering comes in different forms, and the most dangerous is mental suffering. Stoicism has answers to most of our inner fears and anxieties. It can save us from self-destruction and guide us toward happiness unerringly. Greeks of ancient time suggested that the interpretations and beliefs we have influence our emotions. When we change the inaccurate self-destructive and irrational beliefs, we can be free of emotional sickness. The deep-seated beliefs in us are mostly carried on from our childhoods. Hence they have become habitual.

To get away from the vicious grip of our wrong beliefs, we need a powerful force like stoicism. The general opinion on stoicism that you would have heard so far would not paint a pretty picture for you. And you may read this with disbelief. However, the truth is stoicism has such deep and insightful truths that you will be surprised at how effectively you can set your mind free and attain happiness in your life.

©2015 Jordan Jacobs (P)2015 Jordan Jacobs

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    Joshua 12/07/2017
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    "Interesting but fast and preachy at times"

    The book was very interesting, but seemed like a brief overview on the philosophy.

    The narrator was very fast at times not leaving enough time to process the words and was a little condescending when talking about the modern misunderstanding about the philosophy.

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    Steven 01/02/2016
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    "Great work"

    Excellent book, well structured, would be 5 star but narration is a little too quick for me

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  • Trenton Sheridan
    Yorba Linda, CA United States
    8/07/15
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    "Great intro"

    Concise and elegant introduction to a complex subject. This book will get you started both in the understanding and practice of stoicism

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    26/01/16
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    "great short book"

    really enjoyed the book. Short but inclusive and gives a good overall view and description of stoicism.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    16/11/15
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    "I'm stoiced!!!"

    No thank you

    Yo dude killer book. Have to say really finished my thoughts on Machiavelli's the prince and the Toa De Ching.. Keep it up.
    . Attitude is gratitude

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    3/11/15
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    "Derivative and Poorly Performed"

    Don't bother with this. It's a condensed and less thoughtful variation of some of the other works on stoicism. The content is repetitive and organized in a confusing way. The performance is particularly lacking in quality. It's generally read too quickly, and with odd vocal inflections. The reader's accent is distracting. Most egregiously, key terms and names are pronounced incorrectly.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    12/02/18
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    "Book accomplished what it advertised!"

    Good place to start in your stoic journey. Covers the basics and character's in good detail.

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  • Dan
    10/02/18
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    "Poorly Narrated"

    This is difficult to listen to with the narrators voice. By 7 minutes in I was too irritated to continue.

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  • wbiro
    Bear, Delaware United States
    16/12/17
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    "Sketchy Intro"

    Covered stoicism piecemeal and a bit haphazardly around the edges, and a bit muddled - it never really nailed it. The narrator had a bizarre quasi-Georgia accent (think a cross between Jimmy Carter and a southern preacher on LSD), but he settle down a bit into it, and you could finally make out the words.

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  • dominic
    5/11/17
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    "great starting point on the study of stoicism."

    Read This book if you are interested in learning or actually practicing stoicism. Although this is by no means comprehensive. the author does point you in a great direction for further study

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  • Al
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    The narrator sounds more like a used car salesman than a scholar.

    The content is solid but the delivery is abrasive at best.

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  • Sonya Haugabook-Matos
    Matawan, NJ United States
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    "Stoic Practice"

    This was a delightfully riveting extrapalation and deltailed explination of the stoic practice. It thoroughly outlined not only what it is but it broke down and reconstructed the history in a systemic, almost melodic, and easily digestable fashion. Highly recommended read for anyone interested in knowing a little more about this philosophy. Looking forward to more of your works.

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    15/06/15
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    "A bit repetitive!"

    Principles were good but I found it to be repetitive. Also felt the book needed more substance as it felt rushed towards the end with, of course, more repetitive anecdotes.
    Would not recommend - try Meditations by Marcus Aurelius instead!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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