The Stoics show us how yo construct a Firewall around your Citadel of Serenity

The wall surrounding the Citadel of Alanya is 6.5 km long defense construct (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will be away  for two weeks. You might wish to consider the following:


How To construct a Firewall around your Citadel of Serenity?


The Stoics constructed a firewall to deflect the assailants to their citadel of serenity.

What are these assailants? We know them too well, some of us more than others do.

What are the metal sheets the Stoics used for their firewall around their citadel of serenity ?


What do you think?



Striving towards aequanimitas,


John Mary Meagher




Who are The Stoics?

Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded in the early 3rd century BC (approx 300 BC) in ancient Athens, Greece by a philosopher of the name “Zeno of Citium”. The Stoics taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, and that a sage, or person of “moral and intellectual perfection”, would not suffer such emotions. Stoicism itself teaches self-control and detachment from distracting emotions, sometimes interpreted as an indifference to pleasure or pain. Stoics believe that this allows one to be a clearer thinker, level-headed and unbiased. In practice, Stoicism is intended to impart to an individual the qualities of virtue, wisdom, and integrity of character. It is said to be one of the most important and enduring philosophies to emerge from the Greek and Roman world, and heavily influenced Christianity among other schools of thought and religion. Stoics denied Plato’s and Aristotle’s point of view which at the time was widely regarded as fact. Counter to Plato’s and Aristotle’s position that the soul has both rational and irrational faculties, they argued that the soul is unified and that all the faculties are rational. From this vantage point, they concluded that people’s passions are the result of errors in judgement rather than any innate irrational faculty.

Compiled from Wikipedia: (retrieved January 20th, 2015)



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