Developed by ancient Greek philosophers, and practiced by Marcus Aurelius, Stoicism is one of the core concepts of BROJO's philosophy. We often refer to BROJO's philosophy as New Stoicism - based on Stoicism, and augmented with modern day understanding of human psychology.
Stoics pursue meaning over happiness.
Stoics develop a habit of looking for moments of awe and transcendence.
Stoics practice "realism" and acceptance of reality the way it is, and building on it from there.
The Stoics saw opinion (aka judgement) as the source of most misery. It’s what takes objective situations and makes them good, bad, wrong, unfair, essential, deserved or outrageous. It’s also what takes things that have nothing to do with us and makes them problems for us. Not liking what some other person is doing, not believing something outside of our control should be done the way that’s it’s being done, and on and on.
4 pillars of meaning
Temperance is subdivided into...
Separating the things you can control, and things you can't.
Life lessons, from Seneca.
And why the council of people you respect and admire is essential to your own development.
Without a ruler to do it against, you cannot make the crooked straight.