• Stoicism: The Art of Controlling Your Emotions and Pursuing Happiness

  • By: K. Connors
  • Narrated by: Jon Turner
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-05-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: K. Connors
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy which teaches the development of self-control and fortitude as a means of overcoming destructive emotions. It does not seek to extinguish emotions completely, but rather seeks to transform them through logic and reason, which enables a person to develop clear judgment, inner calm and freedom from suffering (which is considered the ultimate goal).

This book will guide you through the origins and teachings of Stoicism, through direct quotes and experiences from its founding fathers. In this book, you will learn:

  • What Stoicism is and where it comes from
  • The principles and beliefs of Stoicism
  • How Stoicism is applied to health and wellness
  • How to effectively control your emotions
  • How to begin implementing Stoicism into your life
  • How to improve any situation with Stoicism
  • How neuroplasticity applies to Stoicism

Get your copy of Stoicism: The Art of Controlling Your Emotions and Pursuing Happiness and start living the good life today!

©2017 K. Connors (P)2017 K. Connors

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Nothing to gain

If you are looking for a quick explanation of what Stoicism is, then this might be your thing. But if you are looking to expand your thinking, this is not the right book. What was missing was a conversation about the applications of stoicism and how it applies to you today. There was mention of this at points in the book, albeit brefily, but not enough to overcome the book's lack of depth.

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Rambling and Dull

The book seems poorly organized jumping from talk about neuroplasticity to the generic advice to "go for a walk" on ocassion to clear the mind. The piece definitely portrays stoicism in a better light than I've seen before. There are plenty of great insights into the philosophy and a few good insights into life.

The book also seems to rambling and conversational. Maybe that's the narrator's fault. I liked Jon Turner's performance of a job advice book, but it felt like his casual delivery and dull inflection undermined this book.

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So-so

It was very hard to listen to this as the reader was very monotone and the material very dry. If you can get past this, then it is a good introduction, but I would recommend you Google this information. You don't need this book to get started.

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Enjoyed listening it.

This book will guide you through the origins and teachings of Stoicism, through direct quotes and experiences from its founding fathers. Very good at teaching the basics and history of stoicism. Putting this philosophy into practice will be easier having read this book.

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Love it

Excellent book on stoicism! This book begins with a brief introduction about what stoicism is and how to recognize the things that are under our control. After reading this book I have now understand how emotions work and use it properly. But most of all I learn the importance of freedom of will. Everyone should try reading this book!

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awesome book !

This book also provides the secret tips of having stoic life in order to live a happiness and peaceful life. Therefore, this book posted all the essential info here that need to know. I'd like to give all the credit to the author for a nice and easier explanation. I have used the psychological exercises in the book and experienced greater tranquility and equanimity in adversity. I HIGHLY recommend this book!

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Good Way of Life

This is a simple and clear introduction to this great philosophy. Good one I feel happier and I like the way I see my life now. I like the part: How to stop worrying about the things that don’t really matter. Thanks

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Great Information - Must Know Info

This Stoicism book is very informative, it has a great content. This book teaches me how to live better like Stoic way of life. Everyone should try

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Inspiring Book.

I have used the psychological exercises in the book and experienced greater tranquility and equanimity in adversity. I've accomplished a lot in my life recently with the aid of stoicism, and plan to read more books from this author again.

I HIGHLY recommend this book!

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Enjoyed listening it.

This book went pretty deeply into stoic philosophy, and the roots of stoicism, which is what I wanted. This book is all what we need. As it is very inspiring and motivating. It is always good to nourish our mind with a lot of information such as this. I really enjoyed the chapter on reflection and the questions to ask yourself. Good book thanks.

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  • joseph
  • 09-30-18

Definitely helpful

This book had a lot of good information to share. I learned about stoicism, its history, and what makes it so important. It is a way of living based on ancient philosophy principles. The book explains how this way of living helps you control your emotions, be a better person, and live a better life. It was a great listen.

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  • corneliusdavid
  • 09-30-18

Very helpful book!

The way in which he writes is easily understandable, Excellent book for someone to get very basic ideas of stoic philosophy. It would be perfect if you want to introduce someone to stoicism who had never heard of it.

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  • Anemari
  • 09-30-18

This book is wonderful book.

This book is wonderful book. In this book you will learn daily routines that can help you get more out of life. This book is easy to listen and full of practical advice on how to take on a stoic mindset. Really nice book.

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  • Olivia
  • 09-30-18

Enjoyed listening it.

This book went pretty deeply into stoic philosophy, and the roots of stoicism, which is what I wanted. This book is all what we need. As it is very inspiring and motivating. It is always good to nourish our mind with a lot of information such as this. I really enjoyed the chapter on reflection and the questions to ask yourself. Good book thanks.

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  • parvesh
  • 09-30-18

Inspiring Book.

I have used the psychological exercises in the book and experienced greater tranquility and equanimity in adversity. I've accomplished a lot in my life recently with the aid of stoicism, and plan to read more books from this author again.
I HIGHLY recommend this book!

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  • Dolly
  • 09-28-18

Pretty good

This Stoicism book is very informative, it has a great content. This book teaches me how to live better like Stoic way of life. Everyone should try

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  • abram
  • 09-28-18

outstanding!!

This is a simple and clear introduction to this great philosophy. Good one I feel happier and I like the way I see my life now. I like the part: How to stop worrying about the things that don’t really matter. Thanks

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  • Aaliyah
  • 09-28-18

Interesting thoughts

This book also provides the secret tips of having stoic life in order to live a happiness and peaceful life. Therefore, this book posted all the essential info here that need to know. I'd like to give all the credit to the author for a nice and easier explanation. I have used the psychological exercises in the book and experienced greater tranquility and equanimity in adversity. I HIGHLY recommend this book!

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  • Hannah
  • 09-28-18

Useful Book!!

Excellent book on stoicism! This book begins with a brief introduction about what stoicism is and how to recognize the things that are under our control. After listening this book I have now understand how emotions work and use it properly. But most of all I learn the importance of freedom of will. Everyone should try this book!

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  • talithabenjamin
  • 09-28-18

You can try this book!!

This book will guide you through the origins and teachings of Stoicism, through direct quotes and experiences from its founding fathers. Very good at teaching the basics and history of stoicism. Putting this philosophy into practice will be easier having listen this book.