This book explores just that.
Collected works on inner peace
Due to their popularity, Einzelgänger decided to revise a selection of YouTube video essays, and release them in book format. Not only have all the texts been re-edited and improved, many of them have been extended, and two unreleased pieces about ‘loneliness’ and ‘guilt’ have been added to the collection.
Stoicism for today's challenges
A part of this book was written during the chaotic COVID-19 outbreak, elaborating on what the Stoics would advice in such times of crisis, panic, and financial hardship. Today's challenges, however, are nothing new. Marcus Aurelius, for example, faced the Antonine Plague, and Seneca had some wise words to say about wealth and poverty. Hence, the wisdom of the Stoics is timeless, and resonates with today's hardships.
Modern Stoics use exercises, like the 'praemeditation malorum' and the 'view from above' to put Stoicism into practice. This book explains these exercises, including the philosophical ideas that underpin them.