A Guide to the Good Life

Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life.

Author: William B Irvine

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195374614

Category: Philosophy

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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own life. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
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A Guide to the Good Life

It is concerned not with moral right and wrong but with having a “good spirit,” that is, with living a good, happy life or with what is sometimes called ...

Author: William B. Irvine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199792623

Category: Psychology

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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
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Summary of William B Irvine s A Guide to the Good Life by Milkyway Media

A Guide to the Good Life can thus be read as a document of his subsequent research into Stoicism, and in part, as a testament to his dismay with academia ...

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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2008) by William B. Irvine is a practical handbook for adopting a Stoic approach to daily living. The term “Stoic” may conjure images of austere philosophers indifferent to their circumstances and cut off from emotional response... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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SUMMARY A Guide To The Good Life The Ancient Art Of Stoic Joy By William B Irvine

SUMMARY A GUIDE TO THE GOOD LIFE The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine G Shortcut Edition SUMMARY - A Guide To The Good Life: The Ancient.

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the Stoics' advice to live better and stop wasting time unnecessarily. This advice dates back more than 2,000 years, but it has lost none of its relevance, quite the contrary. You will also discover how : take advantage of what you have; reduce anxiety; have fewer desires; accept your destiny; behave in society. Anyone who is wondering how best to live their life is somewhat isolated in modern societies. In ancient times, he could have entered a school of thought to follow the teachings, but this no longer exists. Everyone is now left to their own devices in this area. Indeed, if these teachings exist, they are scattered. This is why the author of "A Guide to the Good Life" has done research to bring together these thoughts, especially those of the Stoics, in order to give the quintessence of them in his work, in a directly applicable and practical way. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
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A Spiritual Renegade s Guide to the Good Life

We know, or at least we should know, that a little more money will not fulfill our life's purpose! Happiness is not a consumer good and will not arise from ...

Author: Lama Marut

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451672817

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly practical approach to creating and sustaining happiness in a complex modern age. Integrating the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism into the everyday grind, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life presents a fresh take on our quest for a joyful existence. Each chapter includes an action plan designed to elicit true happiness and forge a clear path toward fulfillment. You’ll learn how to: • transform problems into opportunities; • set yourself free from fear and anxiety; • unburden yourself of past resentment; • create an action plan for true happiness. Further explore the concepts of a spiritual renegade lifestyle through Microsoft Tags within this book, which link to online videos of Lama Marut discussing each of his concepts firsthand. This book is bound to disrupt your suffering, disturb your dissatisfaction, and elicit a deep-seated contentment. Happiness is in your hands.
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The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

William Irvine, A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 3, 22. 2. Moses Hadas, Introduction to The ...

Author: Laura Savu Walker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498522335

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context brings together scholars working in the fields of the humanities and social sciences who critically examine the notion of the “good life,” understood in all of its dimensions—material, psychological, moral, emotional, and spiritual—and in relation to the greater good. In so doing, the authors provide interdisciplinary insights into what the good life means today and how a viable vision of it can be achieved to benefit not just individuals but our interdependent world as well.
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The Good Life Discussion Guide

This discussion guide helps individuals and small groups answer some of life's greatest questions: What makes life worth living?

Author: Charles Colson

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 1414311389

Category: Religion

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This discussion guide helps individuals and small groups answer some of life's greatest questions: What makes life worth living? Where did I come from? Why am I here? What gives my life meaning? Where do I find truth? $ Answers to these questions directly affect how we live and whether our lives will count for something. This book discussion guide is intentionally designed to encourage dialogue between believers and seekers about worldview issues such as wealth and power, individualism and sacrifice, conscience and morality, and postmodernism and truth.
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The Art of the Good Life

Seneca, quoted in: Irvine, William B.: A Guide to the Good Life, Oxford University Press, 2008, p. 220. Charlie Munger's iron prescription: “Whenever you ...

Author: Rolf Dobelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316445085

Category: Self-Help

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Since antiquity, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What's the role of fate? What's the role of money? Is leading a good life a question of mindset, or is it more about reaching your goals? Is it better to actively seek happiness or to avoid unhappiness? Each generation poses these questions anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we're constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail--a single, simple path to happiness--doesn't exist. Rolf Dobelli -- successful businessman, founder of the TED-style ideas conference Zurich Minds, bestselling author, and all-around seeker of big ideas--has made finding a shortcut to happiness his life's mission. He's synthesized the leading thinkers and the latest science in happiness to find the best shortcuts to satisfaction in The Art of the Good Life, his follow up to the international bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly (which has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 40 languages all around the globe). The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living. Here you'll find fifty-two happiness hacks -- from guilt-free shunning of technology to gleefully paying your parking tickets -- that are certain to optimize your happiness. These tips may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance (and that's all any of us can ask for).
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Live Like A Stoic

The answers to our daily worries and anxieties – big or small – lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.

Author: Massimo Pigliucci

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473562455

Category: Self-Help

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The answers to our daily worries and anxieties – big or small – lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life. It offers a year-long programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face. Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life.
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A Millennial s Guide to Living the Good Life

If you want to live the good life, then be spiritual, through prayerful requests of Our Heavenly Father, to be an instrument of His will on earth and the ...

Author: Stephen A. Di Biase PhD

Publisher: Premier Insights LLC

ISBN: 9781511813228

Category: Fiction

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"A Millennial's Guide to Living the Good Life" cross roughs "The Millennial Generation" with a tried and true philosophy for finding happiness in the noise of modern life. Happiness is both "fractal" - looking the same regardless of context - and very situational – being impacted by circumstances. Understanding the fractal components allows a “Millennial” to more effectively deal with their situations.
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The Art of the Good Life

The indispensable new work from the author of the international and Sunday Times bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly Have you ever... · Spent too long on a powerpoint presentation? · Lost sight of what makes you happy? · Failed to ...

Author: Rolf Dobelli

Publisher: Sceptre

ISBN: 9781473667495

Category: Self-Help

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The indispensable new work from the author of the international and Sunday Times bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly Have you ever... · Spent too long on a powerpoint presentation? · Lost sight of what makes you happy? · Failed to reach a long-term goal? · Become infuriated by queuing, tax or parking tickets? · Broken a promise you knew you'd keep? Since the dawn of civilization, we've been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? In the absence of a single simple answer, what we need is a toolkit of mental models, a guide to practical living. In The Art of the Good Life, you'll find fifty-two intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance.
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God and the Good Life

Sullivan and Blaschko teach us how to reason through real-world case studies by doing the timeless work of philosophy like escaping our own caves, learning to doubt everything, asking strong questions, grasping our own purpose, and ...

Author: Meghan Sullivan

Publisher: Penguin Press

ISBN: 1984880306

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 304

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"Notre Dame Philosophy professors Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko have gone deep with that work in their wildly popular and influential undergraduate course GOD AND THE GOOD LIFE, in which they wrestle with the big questions about how to live and what makes life meaningful. Now they invite us into the classroom to tackle such issues as what justifies your beliefs, whether you should practice a religion, and what sacrifices you should make for others--as well as to investigate what Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Kant, and Murdoch have to say about how to live well. Sullivan and Blaschko teach us how to reason through real-world case studies by doing the timeless work of philosophy like escaping our own caves, learning to doubt everything, asking strong questions, grasping our own purpose, and wrestling with the problem of evil and the existence of God. For at least the past 2500 years philosophers have taught that goal-seeking is an essential part of what it is to be human--and crucially that we could find our own good life by asking better questions. Their virtue ethics approach resonates profoundly in our own moment. Philosophers know that our "good life plan" is one that we as individuals need to be constantly and actively writing. In that work, we can achieve some meaningful control even if the world keeps throwing surprises our way. THE GOOD LIFE is a winning guide to tackling the big questions of being human with the wisdom of the ages"--
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Good Life San Francisco Nightlife Guide

Author: Jeremy Chipman

Publisher: Good Life Publications

ISBN: 1886776083

Category: Travel

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A lively guide to the varied world of nighttime entertainment in San Francisco -- from concert halls to beer joints, wine bars to neighborhood pubs, cocktail nation to the Castro. Profiles cover over 200 watering holes: insider tips about when to go, what to drink, who you'll meet, and what they'll be wearing. Entertaining sidebars on historic saloons, dancing, darts, acid jazz, and even late-night eateries.
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Philosophy as a Way of Life

The result is that even if moral philosophy in modern and contemporary terms could be taken to present itself as a guide to a good life and to right action, ...

Author: James M. Ambury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119746881

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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In the ancient world, philosophy was understood to be a practical guide for living, or even itself a way of life. This volume of essays brings historical views about philosophy as a way of life, coupled with their modern equivalents, more prevalently into the domain of the contemporary scholarly world. Illustrates how the articulation of philosophy as a way of life and its pedagogical implementation advances the love of wisdom Questions how we might convey the love of wisdom as not only a body of dogmatic principles and axiomatic truths but also a lived exercise that can be practiced Offers a collection of essays on an emerging field of philosophical research Essential reading for academics, researchers and scholars of philosophy, moral philosophy, and pedagogy; also business and professional people who have an interest in expanding their horizons
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A Guide to the Good Life

The bible doesn't tell us we shouldn't search for happiness, but rather that we're not searching hard enough. In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon tries to find The Good Life in most any way possible.

Author: Jon Ludovina

Publisher: Midtown Columbia

ISBN: 0989944107

Category:

Page: 294

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What will truly deliver The Good Life? Can we get there by buying new things? Experiencing new things? Being respected by more people? Accomplishing more feats? Making more money? Most anything we do or say is built on the premise that everyone deserves The Good Life. The bible doesn't tell us we shouldn't search for happiness, but rather that we're not searching hard enough. In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon tries to find The Good Life in most any way possible. He attempts riches, wisdom, pleasure, accomplishments, respect, and most anything else we could think of--and comes up empty. He discovers that the truest Good Life is not found in things on earth, but in seeing everything in light of eternity. How can we truly discover The Good Life? Guide includes weekly study guides, group discussion guides, family guides, daily devotionals, and much, much more!
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Bixology Cocktails Culture and a Guide to the Good Life

Prepare to be entertained by the Ten Essential Books for Food Lovers, the origin of "on the rocks," or a Champagne primer, from brut to cuve. With color photographs and illustrations, Bixology lets the good times roll.

Author: Eve O'Neill

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811867072

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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From San Francisco supper club Bix comes this stylish miscellany for cocktail lovers, foodies, and arts aficionados. Packed with fun facts, fascinating lists, and bon mots, it also includes recipes for classic drinks and the bar foods that go with them. Prepare to be entertained by the Ten Essential Books for Food Lovers, the origin of "on the rocks," or a Champagne primer, from brut to cuve. With color photographs and illustrations, Bixology lets the good times roll.
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The Growth Mindset

If you want to help them live the good life and lead them on a path of a more abundant life, you must redefine the client experience.

Author: Rick Capozzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119421986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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It takes a bold approach to leadership to thrive in the era of disruption The Growth Mindset provides a roadmap to the future for financial professionals. While the FinTech revolution is changing the wealth management industry, there is one thing that technology cannot offer—the human component of advisory services. Your client can pull numbers out of a computer, but they come to you for analysis, perspective, and interpretation based on your understanding of their goals and your years of expertise. Great leadership forms strong relationships and allows you to quickly adapt the best strategies to grow assets and revenues. It understands this dynamic, understands the alignment of company culture, and realizes that the metrics for "top talent" are shifting. This book offers new perspective and expert insight for wealth management professionals looking to distinguish themselves from the competition. The focus is on being client centric and solution driven. Disruption is now the new normal, and successful leaders must be able to adapt quickly and operate with an eye toward growth. Here, you'll find expert analysis of wealth management's future, and clear guidelines for leaders who want to thrive amidst the constantly-shifting financial services landscape. Master the fundamental elements of wealth management Shift to a growth mindset and deal successfully with change Attract, develop, and retain the top talent to grow your business Offer a unique value proposition to better serve high net worth clients The wealth management industry is facing its greatest challenge to date, and whether your business fails, survives, or thrives depends on leadership. You simply cannot rely on old methods to win a brand new battle. It's time for a change in strategy, methods, processes, and approaches—are you flexible enough to bend without breaking? The Growth Mindset lights the way forward, with the leadership skills that are quickly becoming essential in the new era of wealth management.
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The Manual

Epictetus knew suffering--besides being enslaved, he was lame in one leg and walked with a crutch. The Manual is a collection of Epictetus' essential teachings and pithy sayings, compiled by one of his students.

Author: Sam Torode

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ISBN: 1545461112

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"If it is beyond your power to control, let it go.""Do not wish that all things will go well with you, but that you will go well with all things.""In this way, you will overcome life's challenges, rather than be overcome by them." Epictetus (c. AD 50-135) was a former Roman slave who became a great teacher, deeply influencing the future emperor Marcus Aurelius among many others. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical--aimed at relieving human suffering here and now. Epictetus knew suffering--besides being enslaved, he was lame in one leg and walked with a crutch. The Manual is a collection of Epictetus' essential teachings and pithy sayings, compiled by one of his students. It is the most accessible and actionable guide to Stoic philosophy, as relevant today as it was in the Roman Empire.This new edition, published by Ancient Renewal, is rendered in contemporary English by Sam Torode.
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Rousseau Nature and the Problem of the Good Life

The Socratic tradition saw the philosophical life , which it held to be the ... Instead of offering a guide to good citizenship , Rousseau articulates the ...

Author: Laurence D. Cooper

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271040955

Category: Literary Criticism

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The rise of modern science created a crisis for Western moral and political philosophy, which had theretofore relied either on Christian theology or Aristotelian natural teleology as guarantors of an objective standard for "the good life." This book examines Rousseau's effort to show how and why, despite this challenge from science (which he himself intensified by equating our subhuman origins with our natural state), nature can remain a standard for human behavior. While recognizing an original goodness in human being in the state of nature, Rousseau knew this to be too low a standard and promoted the idea of "the natural man living in the state of society," notably inEmile. Laurence Cooper shows how, for Rousseau, conscience—understood as the "love of order"—functions as the agent whereby simple savage sentiment is sublimated into a more refined "civilized naturalness" to which all people can aspire.
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