book notes: The Little Book of Stoicism

I spent last week reading The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber.
I was able to connect myself with what he has written.

Stoicism is a school of Philosophy over 2000 years old. It has become more popular in the modern age. It mostly focuses on our thoughts and understanding self.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
— Marcus Aurelius

Our fears are always more numerous than our dangers.
— Seneca

Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions.
— Epictetus

Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus are some known stoic philosophers.

The author has done a great job in explaining the whole concept if you want to learn about stoicism, this book is a good start.

I made some doodles as I was reading the book, I have added them with the blog. Ooh, he also mentions about 54 stoic practices, read the book to know more. 🙂

Lastly one can find most of the writings of these stoics for free on the internet.