Why I am a Stoic (even if Mark Manson isn’t)

[image: Manson signing his book Everything Is Fucked at BookCon 2019 (Wikipedia); this is essay #299 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

Mark Manson, the author of the best-seller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, has finally made it clear: he is not a Stoic. Indeed, he is annoyed by the number of people who read his books and come away with the notion that they are basically about Stoicism, with the addition of “a couple of cool stories and F-bombs thrown in to spice things up” (his words).