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The point is that the future is out of our control. It is uncertain, and also vast. We have to be aware of that, yes, but we don’t need to suffer, particularly not in advance. Because we have plenty of time to prepare, and plenty of wide open present before us still as well.

Don’t Suffer In Advance (Listen)


In one of the most-watched videos on the Daily Stoic YouTube Channel, Ryan discusses how to cultivate one of the most useful and rare things in the world: mental toughness.

“If you have a strong body, but you don’t have a strong mind, it’s not going to do you any good. Life is unfair, life is unpredictable. Pace of change is merciless. The amount of adversity and difficulty that can happen is endless. A Stoic has to cultivate not just the physical to be able to withstand all that, but the mental strength, the fortitude, to be able to not just survive it, but thrive inside of it.”

Watch the full video: How Stoics Develop a Strong Mindset


In a recent episode of the Daily Stoic podcast, Ryan Holiday speaks with author and journalist Timothy Egan about how extremism ties into politics, how to teach American history, misconceptions about white supremacy, and one of the key lessons he has learned through his work:

“The forces of good defeat the forces of evil.”

Listen to the full episode: Timothy Egan on Extremism and Fear


“The worst thing you can do in any situation where a predator seems bent on attack is to turn and run.”

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach


Difficulties strengthen the mind.

It’s counterintuitive but true: one of the best ways to increase your mental capabilities is to do things that are physically challenging.

That’s one of Seneca’s great quotes,

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”

We do difficult things because they are good for us. They make us stronger. They assert control over our bodies in a way that is transferable the next time we are tempted by some impulse or inclined to take the easier route. They make us better at doing the next hard thing that life has in store for us.

Do something difficult today!

(For some more life-changing quotes from Seneca….watch this video!)


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