How The Stoics Got Rich | Stop Caring What People Think
When you think of Stoicism, you don’t usually think of words like “rich” or “wealthy.”
But you should.
Before he founded Stoicism, Zeno was a wealthy and successful merchant from a family of wealthy and successful merchants. Seneca was so wealthy that when he called in some of his loans to the Roman colony in Britain, it crashed their economy and sparked a rebellion. Marcus Aurelius was born with ordinary bloodlines but–in part because of his serious study of philosophy–he became the richest and most powerful man in the Roman Empire.
The point is most—not all, but most—of the Stoics, ancient or modern, built some kind of wealth.
And in today's Daily Stoic Journal excerpt reading, Ryan discusses how the Stoics handled the opinions of others, and why getting comfortable with being judged by others will help you maintain a healthy mindset.
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