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Temper and irritation

What are your thoughts on keeping ones temper in check...

A stranger drops some litter...

What is the 'right' thing to do? Perhaps I should stop them, try to educate them, in order to do my social responsibility for the world. This would display Courage, knowing that the exchange might not go well. Alternatively, does it demonstrate Wisdom to avoid doing anything, because I know it is unlikely to generate a productive conversation and it isn't the most appropriate time to help that person. Alternatively I could just pick it up myself, which feels like displaying social justice but without the courage or self-confidence that would be ideal. I'm sure there are some other theoretical implications too...

Parenting differences

So my wife and I share a lot of the same ideas with parenting, and in the past there has been no issues... recently though since I've been attempting to use stoicism I'm really working on compassion, anger/temper, overall way of speaking with the kids.....any words of wisdom on talking about how or tips to show her different, she still wants to yell a lot,. Real quick I do not mean to speak I'll of my wife she is awesome....but ya is just continuing to work on myself and leading by example the best/only route Thank you Jeremy Cannon

Why should I care about Stoicism?

I'm super into depth psychology, psychedelics and other deeper healing, esoteric modalities that work on releasing tension and trauma from our bodies and our deeper psyches. I haven't been drawn to most 'mind-based' modalities out there, due to a lack of confidence that they actually work. Do I have to keep reminding myself of the Stoic virtues and wise quotes on a daily basis? Or do they eventually become a part of who I am? I guess the ultimate question I'm trying to ask is, does this really work? And how, and why?

Why do YOU love stoicism so much?

You seem to have a very strong connection to Stoicism. I'm curious how this came about and what it is about it that keeps it so strong today, for you, personally?