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Re: [stoics] Being moderate about being a Stoic

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  • Richard
    «How does injustice get addressed without any kind of action?» A. Bomb people to wake them up. So what if some innocents get hurt?? B. Emulate Gandhi and
    Message 1 of 141 , Apr 24, 2013
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      «How does injustice get addressed without any kind of action?»

      A. Bomb people to wake them up. So what if some innocents get hurt??

      B. Emulate Gandhi and King using peaceful civil disobedience. Start a movement.

      C. Remain apathetic [well the modern usage] :-)

      At any rate, injustice would probably not enrage a Stoic emotionally as it did the Prophets of the Old Testament.

      The point is not to avoid action, but to avoid disturbing one's emotions that tend to cloud reasoning and rational thinking.

      The Dalai Lama eschewed war but still rallies to restore an Independent Tibet as a man of peace.


      Regards, Richard

      “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?”
      ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
    • karaouka
      The stoic is a philosopher ever faithful to reason and to the rational order of the Whole. His character is noble and tranquil. His concern is his and every
      Message 141 of 141 , May 10, 2013
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        The stoic
        is a philosopher
        ever faithful to reason
        and to the rational order
        of the Whole.
        His character
        is noble and tranquil.
        His concern is his and every
        one's well-being though he well
        knows that Good lies within.
        He has no doubts
        about what is and what is not
        in his power so that his desires are
        ever fulfilled, his aversions never incurred.
        He assents only to true values.
        He embraces life
        with courage and temper,
        is righteous and happy regardless
        time, place or circumstances, for he uses
        all semblances to a virtuous end.
        Since he is
        a free man, no one
        is his master, nor is he the master
        of anyone. His attitude is such that he
        exemplifies a virtuous life for others.

        If you
        find such a man,
        please tell me, for nothing
        is more dear to me than to meet
        a true friend…
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