BrANDON TUMBLIN

PODCASTER | PHILOSOPHER STRENGTH COACH

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AN INTRODUCTION

I grew up humbly in a small town in Eastern Canada. With a Bachelor of Engineering, I work in project management. In 2020, I started The Strong Stoic Podcast and have since become a founding member of The Walled Garden, where I am a philosopher and mentor. I enjoy mixing different philosophical teachings, modern science, and works of fiction together to answer the question of: how should we act such that we have the best chances of flourishing?

We might say that Stoicism is a philosophy that aims to create a life in which you fit in beautifully and orderly with the world around you. That can mean that sometimes events that are best for the cosmos are not the best for you individually. It also means that we all need to get along with each other (yes, even with the rude and ungrateful among us).

Brandon Tumblin

AREAS OF INTEREST & EXPERTISE

TRIBUTE: Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote several masterpieces, including Crime and Punishment, The Brother’s Karamazov, and Notes From Underground. Due to a mock assassination, Dostoevsky suffered brain trauma which allowed him to delve deep (and dark) into his characters. He addresses the balance between faith and reason, the darkest sides of human psychology, and unforgivable sins.

THE STRONG STOIC PODCAST

Philosophy is about exploring life’s deepest questions. In The Walled Garden, I think it vital that our community leave no stone unturned in the search for truth, and the meetups are a great place for this exploratory process.

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