Community – Stoic Week Day 5

The theme for day five of Stoic Week is community. Stoicism isn’t just about looking inwards and self-development, it’s also about our place in society. Today’s texts focus on our shared humanity. “The fact of their common humanity means that one person should feel another to be his relative.” Cicero, On Ends, 3.62-3 It’s too easy right now to look at what’s happening in the…

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Relationships – Stoic Week Day 4

Six years ago I took part in a 12-month management training programme at the institution I then worked for. I learnt an incredible amount about myself over that year and I feel it has in some way helped to shape the person I am today. I refer to one of my greatest takeaways from the programme regularly. It came from a workshop on emotional intelligence:…

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