Stoicism Does Not Advocate For Poverty

Jul 25, 2020 · 3 min read
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Stoics are free to be wealthier than anyone else.

I came across one striking reality check as I was perusing the pages of Antifragile by Nassim Nicolas Taleb: Stoicism is not an advocate for poverty or dispossession of wealth.

Initially, as I took the path to be a stoic, I was a little conflicted on the matter ahead of me. The character of Marcus Aurelius is one that…