Stoicism is an inspiration for me too.
The reason for the complication is that many of the teachings that come from Stoicism are spoken in English from a long time ago. I personally don’t have the patience to read this type of writing for long periods.
I completely agree. I bought the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius in my effort to learn more about Stoicism and going through that was a test of my patience to say the least.
But you hit the nail on the head, Stoicism is generally not that complicated. I’m a Star Trek head so for me I relate Stoicism to being a Vulcan.
If you can understand what it means to be Vulcan then you’re well on your way to understanding Stoicism.