Re: [stoics] Being moderate about being a Stoic
- «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.
“Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?”
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
- The stoic
is a philosopher
ever faithful to reason
and to the rational order
of the Whole.
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.
find such a man,
please tell me, for nothing
is more dear to me than to meet
a true friend