A Philosopher's Guide to Life
Life's Missing Instruction Manual Epictetus (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became a great teacher, deeply influencing the future emperor Marcus Aurelius among many others. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical--aimed at relieving human suffering here and now.And Epictetus knew suffering. Besides being a f...
Q: What book have you found most inspiring, what effect did it have on you? DHH: Probably the most powerful books I’ve read have been the great Stoic works. Meditations, On The Shortness of Life and The Manual by Epictetus. They all revolve around the concept of separating perception and reaction, and I’ve found that level of control of your own mind very inspiring. – source