A handy-dandy guide to what to take and what to leave from Stoic philosophy

[image: Stoa at Ephesus, photo by the Author; this is essay #341 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

So you want to be a Stoic. Join a large worldwide community of people who increasingly have been doing just that over the past decade or so. Or at the very least keep up with the latest in ancient and modern Stoicism before you plunge head first into the philosophy. I have embraced Stoicism, initially as a short term experiment in self exploration and growth…