• Stoicism

  • Apply Stoic Philosophy, Critical Thinking and CBT in Modern Life, Grow Self-Discipline, Resilience, Mental Toughness and Leadership
  • By: John Peterson
  • Narrated by: Scott Zdanis
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Greek philosophers had understood how to face life serenely, and today, more than ever before, their knowledge is precious for all of us. Would you like to face everyday life problems with the mind-set and leadership of a Roman emperor? Would you like to take a dip in the great wisdom of ancient Greek philosophy and grow your self-confidence and happiness? If yes, keep reading...

When you are faced with a crisis, you have two alternatives: either to begin freezing and be bewildered about what to do or to handle the problem soundly and sensibly. You can decide to either mess things up considerably more and drawing out your misery or to limit harm how ever much as could reasonably be expected and end the crisis when you can.

Stoicism is the complete guide to applying stoic philosophy to everyday life, gaining wisdom, confidence, and resilience with the precious knowledge from the greats. This book teaches extreme mind-set and leadership for everyone.

Stoicism is having a renaissance with businesspeople, competitors, and lawmakers. If you are enthusiastic about learning stoicism or if you need to investigate answers to a portion of life's most difficult inquiries, it would be ideal if you perused on.

Here is what you will learn in this audiobook:

  • What stoicism is all about      
  • Stoicism and emotions control
  • Reasons why stoicism is the best way to face modern society            
  • Stoicism for trauma        
  • The struggle for self-sufficiency      
  • The art of happiness
  • Ways to build resilience          
  • Environmental factors versus self-esteem
  • Steps to develop true self-confidence  

If you need to deal with crises well and learn the most proficient method to keep up a quiet and stoic front, regardless of what is happening, then this book could be for you!

Would you like to know more? Get the audiobook today. 

©2019 John Peterson (P)2019 John Peterson

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This book gives a detailed explanation.

This book gives a detailed explanation of everything revolving around stoicism. Through easy, detailed paragraphs, the authors break down the study of stoicism how it applies to our life, and the history of the subject and how ancient philosophers studied it.

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The book is explained good

Stoicism by George Tanner is about the philosophical teaching of stoicism, practiced by Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. According to Tanner, stoicism is a practice of attending to moral living by using wisdom and being in tune with nature. Tanner tells the story of stoicism’s founder, Zeno of Cyprus, who due to a loss of his sailing income, turned to philosophy to explain the 180-degree change in his life. The book is explained as a historical document outlining the birth of stoicism and its practice in Western culture, while at the same time, teaching the tenants of its philosophy in clear, everyday English. If you are looking for a new way to look at the world, this book may just be the answer for you.

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I enjoyed it.

Since college, I have never been a fan of philosophy. When posed with, “Why are we here?” My inevitable response has always been, “We are. Why waste time asking why? Go do something.” And I did. Recent enforced leisure time has had me re-listening the classics, and I decided to take some of my downtime to work this into my virtual pile of books to listen to. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it.

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wonderful job

Philosophy can be a nerve-wracking subject, especially when it is completely new or you have no academic "training" to inform you. George Tanner does a great job of making this subject something anyone can grasp. The way in which he explains is easily understandable, and lacks the "lingo" that often turns me away from philosophical listens because it makes me feel as though it's not meant for me. He gives a thorough review of the history and development of philosophy, Stoicism's roots in Ancient Greece and Rome, and overall does a wonderful job on a complex subject. As a philosophy newbie, I'm definitely going to explore the subject a little more now.

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This is an interesting listen.

This is an interesting listen that really provides a lot of detail on Stoicism, and also gives a really cool history behind the individuals that played a role in it throughout the ages. I really found it to be an easy listen, and the tidbits of historical fact mixed in made the players "come alive" to me. While the concept of Stoicism was foreign to me prior to listening to this book, I now feel like I could explain it well. Overall this is a well-explain book and the author did a wonderful job of detailing the subject without it being dry or boring. Recommended.

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Nice book.

Stoicism first showed up on my radar in high school philosophy classes and entertained me with my imperfect understanding of it. I was never one to cling to philosophy as dogma, choosing one way as your way to live, but rather learning about as many theories as possible so that you can weigh them into your own personalized version of an ideology on life. When I first started listening about it, I clung to the wrong parts and as often happens, really only used my own interpretation to confirm my own beliefs. I'm glad I was able to shake off this initial interpretation, be it many years later, to get to know the philosophy and add it to the ranks of my weighed options.

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I thought this book was excellent.

I thought this book was excellent and easy to listen even though I am far from an expert on the topic but have recently gained interest in it. I honestly thought I wouldn’t understand most of the book, but it truly was a great listen. George Tanner gives a thorough yet concise breakdown of what stoicism really is, how it relates back to Greek philosophy, and how the Romans began to make it their lifestyle. The book also discusses how stoicism got started when the founder lost everything he had and tried to make sense of it. Since I am kind of a psychology nerd, my favorite part of this book was when Tanner discussed how stoicism relates to other scientific fields such as psychology. His guide to stoicism teaches both history and philosophy, so I feel like I learned a lot from it. This book enlightened me to a new way of thinking, and I think you might like it, too.

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I'm so glad I picked it up.

I started listening to this book mostly because I missed college, and I felt like I wanted to take a break from listening to fiction. I'm so glad I picked it up! didn't really know much about philosophy before, and stoicism seemed like as good a place as any to start. I didn't realize how many aspects of it could be applied to daily life. I've always thought that ancient Greek philosophy was something way in the past, but this book connects it to modern things like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ethics, values, and even religion. One gray thing about this book is it was really clearly explained and easy to understand, so even if this is your first real dive into philosophy (like me), it won't be over your head. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for an interesting listen!

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This book was easy to listen and understand.

I will be the first to admit that my eyes begin to glaze over when people talk about philosophy or when I try to listen about it. However, this book was easy to listen and understand. I wasn't sure what I would be getting out of this book, but I am always eager for more knowledge and this book was recommended to me by a new friend. I am so glad that they did because I not only enjoyed the listening, I was able to take away some new knowledge and practices to use in my daily life.

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This book had a lot of good information to share.

This book had a lot of good information to share. I learned about stoicism, its history, and what makes it so important. It is a way of living based on ancient philosophy principles. The book explains how this way of living helps you control your emotions, be a better person, and live a better life. It was a great listen.

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  • Mark Willis
  • 06-08-20

What the hell was this?...

Seriously, what the hell was it?... in most part, a complete jumble of words. probably about 10% made sense the rest was incomprehensible gibberish. Surely there has to be something wrong with the transmission of this audio book. Either that or you'd have to be on something extremely hallucinogenic to make any sense of this garbage. What a waste of time

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  • Latoya Gomez
  • 10-02-19

Great book

This book has changed the way I think about things. It taught me to be kinder and more compassionate about others. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about stoicism.

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  • Estella Mullins
  • 10-02-19

I love the structure of this book.

I love the structure of this book compared to other stoic works I've listen. A brief history, a general overview of the concepts and then lots of practical advice on implementing the philosophy into daily life. Really well done.

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  • Elaine Spitler
  • 10-02-19

Highly recommended.

Well, explain and simplifies the philosophy of stoicism. Stoicism has been very helpful to me and The Little Book of Stoicism helps me to understand and to practice the philosophy on a daily basis. Highly recommended.

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  • Flora Cullen
  • 10-02-19

This book is brief and practical in nature.

The authors have done well capturing the key principles of Stoicism. This book is brief and practical in nature. Great introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about Stoicism.

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  • Pamela Odom
  • 10-02-19

This little book was a blessing to me.

This little book was a blessing to me. I'm a 66-year-old great grandmother. My job for the past 7 years is taking care of my 90-year-old Dad. This book was, at times, so pertinent that it was amazing. I couldn't care less about the author's age or political bent. That didn't come through to me in the pages of his book. I will probably listen to it over again! To me, it's that full of enlightening information that helps me stand back from each moment and grow and change. I want to be my best and this young man's book is another good place to go for encouragement!

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  • Cara Potter
  • 10-02-19

It is a very easy listen

Being an avid listener on Stoicism, I have some 60 books about this philosophy on my Kindle. Out of all these, “The little book of Stoicism” is one of my favorites. It is a very easy listen, but most of all, I love it because it is full of very practical exercises. Doing them one by one was a total new experience for me. After all, Stoicism is about doing in the first place, isn’t it?

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  • Vickie Miller
  • 10-02-19

This book is a great introduction to stoicism.

This book is a great introduction to stoicism and puts the philosophy into simple terms. What I like most about it is that it draws from different philosophers across time and relates to other explainings.

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  • Shirley Lundquist
  • 10-02-19

I did really enjoyed the book.

I did really enjoyed the book. The best summary, with a clear focus, on what stoicism is. The best book to “ grab” the philosophy as a way of living...what is more important was that it show stoicism as something anyone can embrace if it according to his values or if it is willing to have a better life

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  • Karen Johnson
  • 10-02-19

I found this book to be easy to listen.

I found this book to be easy to listen and hugely helpful in my day today. I am not one to listen very much so I have to be interested and it needs to be an easy listen. Short chapters and fluid content. I highly recommend this book!