We all want to be loved and admired by others. But in these times of social media, narcissism, boasting and showing-off, it begins to seem like an addiction. In this video, we read some of the teachings of Epictetus, ancient Greek philosopher, who suggests a more healthy way to be appreciated and admired.
Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion.
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Our purpose today is to highlight the practice for our “inner philosopher,” a philosophical mind, which like Socrates, is devoted to self-examination for the purpose of discovering a form of life that makes life worth living. In order to be truly fulfilled (Eudaimonia), we need to dispel any lies that we are living with. This is the traditional contrast between 'mythos' and 'logos'. Greek philosophers created the basis of the emergence of rational inquiry in the ancient world.
We must look at the 'myths' and lies that we are living with; our self-sabotaging beliefs.
This 'mythos' is the unexamined life, a life in which only a semblance of freedom from constraint can be attained, since true freedom requires self-knowledge.
Here and now, let's take the decision to upgrade our thoughts (our mental software).
We need to become vigilant of the toxic lies that we tell ourself. We can practice every moment of every day, if we want to gain our true Freedom.
This practice is known as 'The Work', or in Greek 'Askesis' (ie 'Practice'), as in the word "Ascetic". In order to achieve this we need to become more 'Mindful', in Greek, the word is 'Prosoche'.
This is the best way to help us to assimilate the insights of the Greeks, insights such as that we all have a natural desire to gain knowledge of ourselves and our world and that the knowledge we desire primarily concerns questions about ourselves and our world the answers to which will show us how to live well.
The greatest victory in life is to conquer yourself. Since the beginning of time, Greek Philosophers like Socrates & Plato have emphasized on the importance of Self Leadership. These philosophers have provided the world a structured way of going through life and stressed on achieving fulfillment & thriving in life. Watch and share this video!
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