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Discussion on: Ego is the enemy: overcoming your own thoughts

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I'm wondering how this book is different from what stoicism books teach us ? everything you said was deeply thought by stoicus Philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius ...

I'm asking just to see if it's worth it to read the book as well.


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Maniflames Author

The author of the book is a huge fan of stoic philosophy and history. Besides writing books he runs a youtube channel called daily stoic. The book mostly communicates the things I learned from it, and a lot more, through anecdotes from history and philosophy from mostly stoic philosophers. It is not a book about stoicism but definitely heavily influenced by it. I hope this helps with you decision. Cheers 😁

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Sandor Dargo

As @maniflames suggested, Ryan Holiday is one of the most important contemporary philosophers. If you know stoicism well enough, you might not get a lot of new ideas out of this book, but

  • it is written in contemporary English, a bit easier to understand for most
  • it's the second book of his trilogy on - not just Stoic - philosophical questions. He wrote first The Obstacle is the Way and finished the "series" with Stillness is the Key

I enjoyed them all, particularly this last one. If you click on the links, you can read my summaries on them.

Happy reading!