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A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

The book presents an introduction to Stoicism, outlining its history and key philosophical principles, and offers practical advice on how to apply Stoic wisdom to modern life for personal improvement and lasting happiness. It delves into techniques such as negative visualization and the dichotomy of control to help readers lead more thoughtful, resilient, and fulfilling lives.

Key points:

1. Negative Visualization: This idea promotes imagining losing valued things to appreciate them more and reduce anxiety about potential loss. It also prepares us for adversity, increasing resilience.

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