Stoicism was founded in Athens by Zeno in early 3rd century, it was originally taught by him at the Stoa Poikile. Another famous stoic is Marcus Aurelius, a famous roman emperor. The discipline of Stoicism teaches self-control as a means of defeating destructive emotions, which they believed were caused by errors in judgment and would not be felt by a true sage. Stoicism became the foremost philosophy among the leaders of Hellenistic and Roman society. Stoics believed that knowledge could be obtained through reason, not that it was innate. Today we remember stoics solely because of their opposition to showing strong emotion.
- Control your emotions.
- Be a clear and unbiased thinker.
- Change your will to suit the world, becoming happy always.
- Use a series of steps to come to your conclusions.
- Believe in abstract and corporeal objects.