Why does your life matter? A personal story and a challenge to readers

[A classic dilemma from a classic and beloved character]

I recently read a book inspired by Marcus Aurelius’ famous Meditations, William Ferraiolo’s Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure. Despite the fact that I endorsed it when I was asked to examine a pre-publication copy, I now think it is an example of what I term “dark Stoicism,” and I have explained in a full length review why it does not make for a good reading…

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