Ancient wisdom for modern times

Stoic teachings have been around since the 3rd century BC, but they are still relevant in modern life. Stoicism developed as a response to difficult, uncertain times not dissimilar to our current ever-changing world.

Stoicism is the philosophy that nothing about the world is good or bad and that we have control over both our judgments and our reactions to things. Stoic principles offer strategies that focus on how to think about and deal with hardships. As Seneca said, ‘It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.’

Libraries have a range of titles exploring Stoicism as well as other ancient and modern philosophies. Discover why some people still find the ancient teachings practised by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, comforting today.


How I beat procrastination with Stoicism | Ryan Holiday | Daily Stoic

Library members have loaned philosophy themed items 48,360 times! Brush up on ancient teachings with these great titles.


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Stream philosophical eMovies on Beamafilm:

  • In Bob We Trust | Melbourne Priest, irreverent philosopher and working class hero (PG)
  • The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology | Brilliant philosopher Slavoj Zizek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes use their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology (M)
  • Just a Beginning | A pre-school class studies philosophy (PG)

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Check out more info on the web:

A practical guide to Stoicism – Tim Ferris | FightMediocrity

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