Reasons Not To Worry: How to be Stoic in Chaotic Times

Brigid Delaney

We're all searching for answers to the biggest questions. How to be good? How to find calm? How to properly grieve? How to beat FOMO? How to work out what truly matters? Well, good news is that the wisest minds in history asked the exact same questions - and they found answers. Their ancient philosophy of Stoicism can show us that we today are in fact already in possession of the very tools we need to excavate this much-needed wisdom for ourselves.

So into the past we go with Brigid Delaney, to a time not unlike our own: one full of pandemonium, war, plagues, pestilence, treachery, corruption, anxiety, overindulgence­ and, even then, the fear of a climate apocalypse. By learning and living the teachings of three ancient guides, Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, Brigid shows us how we can apply these lessons to our modern lives in a way that allows us to regain a sense of agency and tranquillity.

Stoicism can be tough medicine to swallow, but not here-this book is awash with insight, humour and compassion. Timely and so very useful, and filled to the brim with ways you can wrest back control, here are all the reasons not to worry.

  • Classification : PHILOSOPHY
  • Pub Date : OCT 5, 2023
  • Imprint : Piatkus
  • Page Extent : 304
  • Binding : HB
  • ISBN : 9780349436296
  • Price : INR 699

Brigid Delaney

Brigid Delaney is a journalist and wrote the popular weekly column Brigid Delaney's Diary in  The Guardian, which was widely read in Australia, the US and the UK. She is the author of three books: This Restless Life, Wild Things and Wellmania. She was the co-founder of the Mercy Campaign - an anti-death penalty movement - and the co-creator of the Netflix TV comedy Wellmania.

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