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arkitaip · 2023-07-31 · Original thread
I find that philosophy becomes dry and irrelevant when only treated as a field of study as opposed to a way of living.

My suggestion is to find a school of thought that you find useful enough that it can actually guide you in your everyday life.

For example, many people on HN find Stoicism easy to understand and fairly applicable - but maybe not always easy to apply - to their daily lives. I can recommend "The Daily Stoic" by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman [0] as a good introduction to stoicism with modern commentary.


thx · 2021-08-13 · Original thread
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

One of his better works imo

cityzen · 2020-02-14 · Original thread
One thing that has helped me tremendously is The Daily Stoic:

There is a passage for each day of the year (less than 2 pages of reading) and a theme for each month.

krzysztof · 2019-02-05 · Original thread
I also liked this book. Also because it shows how similar problems people had then. For more stoicism I would recommend "Daily Stoic". It's one meditation per day.

e19293001 · 2018-04-02 · Original thread
I'd come across Seneca's message from this book[0]: "Let us prepare our minds as if we'd come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing, Let us balance life's books each day.... The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time."

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minikites · 2017-11-28 · Original thread
On the advice of a friend, I bought a month ago. It's been an enjoyable morning read and a very approachable introduction to the philosophy.

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