Episode 79 - Ryan Holiday on Stoicism and Character Building
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- A microphone strapped to the back of a running goat
- Drop out with a plan
- School is a great default option
- The Obstacle Is the Way
- Philosophy as Practice
- Academics spoil good philosophy
- Thoreau on philosophy's purpose being to solve the practical problems of life
- Cheap popularizers stealing classical philosophy to sell self-help books
- Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Why philosophy? "So, I can have deep thoughts about being unemployed"
- Nietzsche and academics (from On the Warrior's Path)
- The importance of a good translation
- The essence of Stoicism
- We don't control the world around us. We control how we respond to it
- Stoicism is about character building
- Stoicism is not The Secret. It's not about magically wishing things to be different than they are.
- Brutally pragmatic realism
- Complaining and whining is not going to make things easier
- Stoicism and Epicureanism as yin and yang
- The Stoicism of Ikkyu Sojun
- Cynic philosophy
- Diogenes was hilarious but just a tad over the edge
- Stoicism in the Hagakure
- Stoicism is not simply something you think. It's something you do
- Sweeping the room
- Ryan's mentor, Robert Greene
- In martial arts, the least athletic guys need to have the best technique
- Robert E. Howard: a master class in Stoicism
- Visualizing the worst case scenario vs. nocebo
- When ambition stops being a motivating force and it becomes an obsession
- Theodore Roosevelt and the limits of willpower
- The publishing business is inherently conservative
- Ryan's goats
- Life is short. Do ridiculous things