Stoicism is often taken up alongside minimalism as if they are two columns holding up the same minimalist Scandinavian-design portico. My best guess for why they come together is that both were rising in media coverage at about the same time, and at the most material level, each is a decent coping mechanism for dealing … Continue reading Beyond the Stoa: Minimalism and Platonism
In the Enchiridion, Epictetus says that we control opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and our own actions. How true is this in an era when social media exploits the vulnerable cracks in our human psyches? What of ourselves do we actually control?