How to become a better Stoic (hint: same as becoming a better Christian)

Ever since I adopted Stoicism as a personal philosophy of life I have been, well, “preaching” about it. Stoicism, of course, is not a religion, Epictetus was not Jesus, and the Enchiridion is not a Gospel. Nevertheless, the similarities are obvious, not just because Stoicism has markedly influenced Christianity, but because every religion is also a philosophy of…