Category: Stoicism

Episode 10 – Courage is Calling (Stoicism)


  • Courage is calling by Ryan Holiday

What is stoicism?

Quick overview since we covered it in episode 5

The four cardinal virtues

  • Prudence
  • Justice
  • Courage
  • Temperance


  • Why are we afraid?
  • Defeating fear with logic


  • If not you, then who?
  • Just a few seconds of courage
  • Make it a habit

The heroic

  • What are you willing to pay?
  • You must burn the white flag

Episode 5 – Stoicism

The Mensch and the Machine – Episode 5 outline: Stoicism


  • A guide to the good life
  • Meditations
  • Daily Stoic
  • Ego is the enemy
  • Letters from a stoic

What is stoicism?

Why is it having a resurgence now?

What you can control

  • A short list


  • The observer/watcher

How to practice it?

  • Detachment
  • Emotions versus thoughts
    • Becoming a cyborg
  • Finances
  • Insults
  • Death