Live Stoic

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Live Stoic

By Matt Schmidt

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The top 10 most popular episodes of Live Stoic.

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Top 10 Episodes of Live Stoic

Rank #1: LS ep 063 : On Philosophy and Pedigrees

Aug 17 2018
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Pedigree is defined as the recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family. Years ago the British Army maintained a practice called the purchase of commissions. The purchase of officer commissions was the paying of money to be made an officer in the cavalry and infantry regiments of the English and later British […]

Rank #2: LS ep 062 : On The Relativity of Fame

Aug 14 2018
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When I read this letter, it reminds me of the book Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday. As we gain fame, reputation and renown we must guard against this getting the best of us. We also run the risk of losing a bit of ourselves. I have worked in local government and have seen […]

Rank #3: LS ep 061 : On Values

Aug 12 2018
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Shortly before the airing of this podcast episode came out an interesting story was in the news. The former video and rental giant Blockbuster had just recently closed two of it’s last three stores both in Alaska. One final store remains in Oregon. For years if you wanted quality entertainment one option was you would […]

Rank #4: LS ep 060 : On The God Within Us

Aug 08 2018
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There is a branch of Stoicism called Physics that involved concepts of Cosmology and Theology.  Stoics were considered to be Pangeists which followed  a doctrine that identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of God. As Massimo Pigliucci writes in his book How To Be A Stoic, Stoic physics was […]

Rank #5: LS ep 059 : On The Proper Style of a Philosopher’s Discourse

Aug 06 2018
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Winston Churchill is quoted as saying “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” In this letter Seneca points out the importance in delivering a speech or a discourse so that the audience can understand this. He mentions that too rapid and […]

Rank #6: LS ep 058 : On Noble Aspirations

Aug 03 2018
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Aspirations are defined as a hope or ambition of achieving something. Seneca writes in his letter that this can be a good thing. “But happy is the man who has given it this impulse toward better things! He will place himself beyond the jurisdiction of chance; he will wisely control prosperity; he will lessen adversity, […]

Rank #7: LS ep 057 : On Quiet Conversation

Jul 31 2018
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Did you ever have a good conversation over a cup of coffee with someone? When you see the word quiet in the description of this letter, it reminds me about not being silent  but about filtering out unwanted noise. Seneca writes letters. In today’s day and age we have email and texting. We have more […]

Rank #8: LS ep 056 : On Allegiance To Virtue

Jul 28 2018
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What does virtue really mean? The path may be different for others. But the true way comes from philosophy as Seneca writes: “And this way will be afforded you by philosophy. Betake yourself therefore to philosophy if you would be safe, untroubled, happy, in fine, if you wish to be, – and that is most […]

Rank #9: LS ep 055 : On The Value of Retirement

Jul 25 2018
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Retirement means different things to different people. If you are older it becomes a more pressing issues. If younger not so such. Financial resources are a consideration. Money is meant to be an indifferent but the possession or lack of it guides retirement activities. So do reasoned choices. “Prosperity is a turbulent thing; it torments […]

Rank #10: LS ep 054 : On the Familiarity of Kindred Minds

Jul 23 2018
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When we are comfortable with other people we share a familiarity with, we are in our comfort zone. It could be friends out to a restaurant or co-workers on a team. Working with others with a kindred mind as Seneca stated makes us excel. “Make progress, and, before all else, endeavour to be consistent with […]

Top 10 Episodes of Live Stoic

Rank #1: LS ep 063 : On Philosophy and Pedigrees

Aug 17 2018
Podcast cover

Pedigree is defined as the recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family. Years ago the British Army maintained a practice called the purchase of commissions. The purchase of officer commissions was the paying of money to be made an officer in the cavalry and infantry regiments of the English and later British […]

Rank #2: LS ep 062 : On The Relativity of Fame

Aug 14 2018
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When I read this letter, it reminds me of the book Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday. As we gain fame, reputation and renown we must guard against this getting the best of us. We also run the risk of losing a bit of ourselves. I have worked in local government and have seen […]

Rank #3: LS ep 061 : On Values

Aug 12 2018
Podcast cover

Shortly before the airing of this podcast episode came out an interesting story was in the news. The former video and rental giant Blockbuster had just recently closed two of it’s last three stores both in Alaska. One final store remains in Oregon. For years if you wanted quality entertainment one option was you would […]

Rank #4: LS ep 060 : On The God Within Us

Aug 08 2018
Podcast cover

There is a branch of Stoicism called Physics that involved concepts of Cosmology and Theology.  Stoics were considered to be Pangeists which followed  a doctrine that identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of God. As Massimo Pigliucci writes in his book How To Be A Stoic, Stoic physics was […]

Rank #5: LS ep 059 : On The Proper Style of a Philosopher’s Discourse

Aug 06 2018
Podcast cover

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” In this letter Seneca points out the importance in delivering a speech or a discourse so that the audience can understand this. He mentions that too rapid and […]

Rank #6: LS ep 058 : On Noble Aspirations

Aug 03 2018
Podcast cover

Aspirations are defined as a hope or ambition of achieving something. Seneca writes in his letter that this can be a good thing. “But happy is the man who has given it this impulse toward better things! He will place himself beyond the jurisdiction of chance; he will wisely control prosperity; he will lessen adversity, […]

Rank #7: LS ep 057 : On Quiet Conversation

Jul 31 2018
Podcast cover

Did you ever have a good conversation over a cup of coffee with someone? When you see the word quiet in the description of this letter, it reminds me about not being silent  but about filtering out unwanted noise. Seneca writes letters. In today’s day and age we have email and texting. We have more […]

Rank #8: LS ep 056 : On Allegiance To Virtue

Jul 28 2018
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What does virtue really mean? The path may be different for others. But the true way comes from philosophy as Seneca writes: “And this way will be afforded you by philosophy. Betake yourself therefore to philosophy if you would be safe, untroubled, happy, in fine, if you wish to be, – and that is most […]

Rank #9: LS ep 055 : On The Value of Retirement

Jul 25 2018
Podcast cover

Retirement means different things to different people. If you are older it becomes a more pressing issues. If younger not so such. Financial resources are a consideration. Money is meant to be an indifferent but the possession or lack of it guides retirement activities. So do reasoned choices. “Prosperity is a turbulent thing; it torments […]

Rank #10: LS ep 054 : On the Familiarity of Kindred Minds

Jul 23 2018
Podcast cover

When we are comfortable with other people we share a familiarity with, we are in our comfort zone. It could be friends out to a restaurant or co-workers on a team. Working with others with a kindred mind as Seneca stated makes us excel. “Make progress, and, before all else, endeavour to be consistent with […]