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Sharon Lebell

Maxims for Maximal Living

“Maxims for Maximal Living” by Sharon Lebell highlights the struggle of staying true to philosophical principles amid life’s distractions. Lebell suggests that simple Stoic maxims act as powerful reminders, helping us swiftly realign with our ideals in the midst of daily challenges. She shares a few favorite maxims from her

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Sharon Lebell

Stoicism and Wabi-Sabi

“Stoicism and Wabi-Sabi” explores the parallel concepts of progress over perfection in Stoic philosophy and the aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi. The article draws connections between the appreciation of imperfection, impermanence, and the beauty in the mundane. Both Stoicism and wabi-sabi encourage us to embrace the present moment and find virtue

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Sharon Lebell

Choosing a Philosophical Life

This article delves into Stoicism’s role in a philosophical life, emphasizing the integration of “We” virtues alongside traditional “I” virtues. It explores the significance of vulnerability, interdependence, and authentic relationships in ethical philosophy. By challenging conventional Stoic views, the author highlights the importance of a holistic approach to human flourishing

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Sharon Lebell

Lessons in Stoic Virtue from Ukraine

Amidst Putin’s war on Ukraine, the author contemplates Stoic virtue in adversity. President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people embody courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom, demonstrating resilience and leadership. Rejecting revenge, they stand for ethical clarity. Their example offers a prescriptive guide to navigate challenges with Stoic ideals.

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