The Sophist
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The Sophist

Marcus Aurelius: Learning to See Clearly

Stoicism, Substance and Style

Throughout our lives we’re judging. It’s exhausting.

We’re conditioned to make value judgements on the surface level of things. And how we judge others is how we judge ourselves.

As laughable as it seems, it’s a climate of fear — what will others think of our looks? Our possessions? Our style…



Lessons from philosophy, history and culture

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Steven Gambardella

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