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Something more personal, and intended for you (maybe)
For the last year listeners of the podcast, members of our Discord community, and readers of this Substack, have been asking me for one thing: something more personal. I write a lot on the technicalities and interpretations of Stoicism, but I don’t write on how I practice it, and I, historically anyway, have avoided giving advice. Some of you have wanted this to change.
I won’t alter the podcast, because it already has its purpose.
I won’t change the purpose of this Substack, either.
But I can write a couple times a month privately about how I’m using Stoicism in my own life (as a newly, first-time, married man of 40 with his first child on the way), and, perhaps, provide good advice about how you might practice Stoicism better.
To be honest with you I’m happy to have been pushed to do this because there is already a ton of content, conversations, and arguments about what the Ancients Stoics said, what the text meant, and why everyone else is wrong but the super self-assured super-Stoic in the comments of this or that Facebook post… but there are far fewer resources for those looking to get past the “I know everything there is to know about Stoicism” stuff and into the “I want to be a better practitioner because that’s what matters” stuff.
So I’ve started EverydayStoicism.com
EverydayStoicism.com is a growing (private) collection of short and long-form essays written by me on conflicts, challenges, and difficulties I face in my own life and how I use Stoicism to navigate them as appropriately as I can.
This is not a freely accessible project, it’s $2/mo. That’s because I’m not about to invite the whole of Internet Trolldom into my private life — they paywall will work to ensure a friendly community of people who are serious about why they’re showing up.
If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so by going to EverydayStoicism.com
Hope to see you there. Take care.