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A Guide to the Good Life

William B. Irvine

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A Guide to the Good Life is a roadmap for Stoicism, showing you how you can cultivate this ancient philosophy in your own life, why it's useful, and what Stoics are really about.

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A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life

by William B. Irvine

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By adopting a more Stoic mindset, you'll feel less distracted, and start to make room for the truly important things in life. You'll be less angry, especially not at things outside of your control, and can learn to be incredibly grateful for every single day you get to spend here on this beautiful planet.

Ironically, though it's not aimed towards getting rich at all, a Stoic mindset is a cause of worldly success in many cases such as Ryan Holiday, Gary Vaynerchuk or Tim Ferriss, all of whom have admittedly adopted this mentality.

William B. Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life can help you embrace a Stoic mindset yourself, and become more content with your life.

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The easiest way for us to gain happiness is to learn how to want the things we already have.

- William B. Irvine

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