7 Stoic Ways to Escape the Chains of the World
When we look at the human condition, we notice that most of us are entirely controlled by a world outside of us. When we get what we want from it, we’re happy. But when it’s taken away from us, we’re sad. The praise people give us uplifts us, but their dislike makes us miserable. The more we want something, the more we’re willing to sacrifice to get it. And the more we oppose something, the higher the price we’re ready to pay to avoid it. These chains of desire and aversion, love and hate, of like and dislike, leave us fearful and open to manipulation by shaming and blaming, the appeal of large companies, political parties, cults, and other external forces that want something from us. And thus, the world governs us like a donkey rider with a carrot on a stick, which most of us follow from birth to death, like the obedient cattle we are. But what if we decide to reject the carrot? What if we choose to escape the system? Support the channel: ✔️ PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/einzelgangerco ✔️ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/einzelgangster ✔️ Bitcoin: 3HQnEz1LQ4G6dqN2LdZgzc7qoJjJCyWjTC (Donated BTC and want in the credits? Send me an email with the amount/address) 🎞️ Animations by Munkaa: https://www.youtube.com/user/jus7y Purchase Stoicism for Inner Peace (affiliate links): 📘 Paperback: https://amzn.to/3wB9iHb 💻 Ebook: https://amzn.to/2RdjbKV Purchase Unoffendable (affiliate links): 📘 Paperback: https://amzn.to/2RJYfti 💻 Ebook: https://amzn.to/35e23a5 Merchandise: 🛍️ Shop: teespring.com/stores/einzelgangerstore 🛍️ Merchandise design by Punksthetic Art: https://www.youtube.com/user/JRStoneart Music used: NoMBe - Zodiac Structures The Tides - Dream Escape Godmode - Creeping Up on You Creative Commons (attributions): Seneca & Nero: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ner%C3%B3n_y_S%C3%A9neca_(Barr%C3%B3n).JPG Seneca bust: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buste_de_S%C3%A9n%C3%A8que_(1905),_Marbre,_Mougins,_%C2%A9_(MACM)_Mus%C3%A9e_d%27art_classique_de_Mougins.jpg Seneca painting: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bust_of_Pseudo-Seneca_MET_DP359039.jpg Epictetus: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frontispiece_to_The_morals_of_Epictetus_made_English_in_a_poetical_paraphrase.jpg Marcus Aurelius: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Equestrian_statue_Marcus_Aurelius_replica,_head,_Capitole,_Rome,_Italy.jpg Marcus Aurelius (2): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:0_Marcus_Aurelius_-_Piazza_del_Campidoglio_(1).JPG Stoa: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Second_floor_detail_Stoa_of_Attalus_Athens.jpg Dentist painting: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_tooth-drawer_with_%27lightness_of_hand%27_extracting_a_tooth_f_Wellcome_V0012053.jpg Goddess Fortune: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marble_statue_of_goddess_Fortuna_150-200_AD_(51234443045).jpg Skull: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_skull._Oil_painting._Wellcome_V0042218.jpg Skull (2): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Still_life_with_a_skull_and_medical_book._Oil_painting_by_an_Wellcome_L0013738.jpg 00:00 - Intro 01:25 - Enslavement to the system 03:07 - 1) Being cheerful whatever befalls 04:43 - 2) Caring less about reputation 06:01 - 3) Learning to endure 08:00 - 4) Letting go of people 09:30 - 5) Letting go of material things 11:32 - 6) Choosing our response 12:56 - 7) Accepting death #stoicism #stoic #epictetus
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