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The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness by [Epictetus, Sharon Lebell]
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Excerpts from the work of the Roman slave and stoic philosopher Epictetus are presented in a new translation. The Reverend Richard Bolles reads this work in a voice that is, well, stoic. Not the stereotyped stoic, i.e. deadpan, but rather, calm, deliberate and even-paced. Indeed, this is a true example of presenting stoic self-control without being monotonous. Bolles's enunciation is clear, and the overall tone is one of a learned master lecturing to his disciples. As a postscript, there is an interesting interview with philosopher Jacob Needleman, which explains stoicism and the importance of the work of Epictetus for our times. M.T.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible." The Stoic philosopher Epictetus was born on the eastern edges of the Roman Empire in A.D. 55, but The Art of Living is still perfectly suited for any contemporary self-help or recovery program. To prove the point, this modern interpretation by Sharon Lebell casts the teachings in up-to-date language, with phrases like "power broker" and "casual sex" popping up intermittently. But the core is still the same: Epictetus keeps the focus on progress over perfection, on accomplishing what can be accomplished and abandoning unproductive worry over what cannot. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 990 KB
  • Publication date : February 5, 2013
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 144 pages
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Publisher : HarperOne (February 5, 2013)
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  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00AHC9PZW
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