In recent times major newspapers such as The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Guardian have profiled the ancient Hellenistic Philosophy Stoicism which is more than 2,000 years old.
In the articles published it is evident that stoicism has caught on among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Ryan Holiday an author of several books about life-hackingsays that the Hellenistic philosophy got the attention of startups after Silicon Valley guru Tim Ferriss purchased the audio book rights to his works.
Spasmodic ejection of mucus?
He has actually given several talks about the subject at Google’s offices and talked about Stoicism with prominent figures such as Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Brad Feld a Venture capitalist, Digg co-founder Kevin Rose and GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving.
As much as Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism have this clear practical element, Stoicism is one of the most accessible and very practical schools of Western philosophy. The Stoicism philosophy advocates self-control and restraint when it comes to indulging in sensual pleasures. Marcus Aurelius one of the early Stoic thinkers, described sex as, “internal rubbing accompanied by a spasmodic ejection of mucus.”
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