With Stoicism on the rise and accelerating in popularity during pandemic, in this episode we explore its attraction to various sub-groups and in particular the military community. What is it about this ancient philosophy that resonates so deeply with so those who serve their country? What parallels can be drawn between the military code and Stoic virtues?
Author and therapist Donald Robertson shares his thoughts on this most practical of philosophies and how its most famous and powerful proponent, Marcus Aurelius, dealt with the myriad challenges of life in ancient Rome and the frontiers. During this episode we delve into the examples of Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, James Stockdale and the US Marine Corps amongst many others.
Donald is also author of many books and his latest work ‘How to Think Like a Roman Emperor – The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius’ is available now.