Everyday Stoicism

In Philosophy, Short Thoughts, Stoicism

Reading Stoic literature, it becomes easy to imagine that we should reserve Stoicism for those eventful moments in life – the loss of a loved one, a failure of a business, or any other type of accident or incident.

In fact, Stoicism is just as great with the small annoyances of everyday life. For instance, if you turn up to a business meeting and your counterpart doesn’t show up, it can be annoying, but it can also be a great opportunity to remind yourself to keep a cool head.

Fortunately for me, I had a really awesomely designed cappuccino to cheer me up and remind me that these things, and worse, do happen from time to time, and it is best just to accept them with a smile.