The Daily Stoic

This Is How You Learn

September 15, 2020 Daily Stoic Season 3 Episode 272
The Daily Stoic
This Is How You Learn
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The Daily Stoic
This Is How You Learn
Sep 15, 2020 Season 3 Episode 272
Daily Stoic

"It was Seneca who told us how to learn from history and literature. Ignore the facts and figures, he said, focus on the moral lessons. Focus on what the characters can teach you about life.

Plutarch, the great moral biographer of history, would take this lesson to heart. Unlike the biographers of our time, who publish big, thick books filled with footnotes and postmodern digressions, Plutarch was obsessed by what we could learn from the figures he wrote about."

Ryan discusses the lessons you should be taking from the biographies you read in today's Daily Stoic Podcast.

Preorder Lives of the Stoics, Ryan's new book, and receive one of the wonderful preorder bonuses that's available: http://dailystoic.com/preorder

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Show Notes

"It was Seneca who told us how to learn from history and literature. Ignore the facts and figures, he said, focus on the moral lessons. Focus on what the characters can teach you about life.

Plutarch, the great moral biographer of history, would take this lesson to heart. Unlike the biographers of our time, who publish big, thick books filled with footnotes and postmodern digressions, Plutarch was obsessed by what we could learn from the figures he wrote about."

Ryan discusses the lessons you should be taking from the biographies you read in today's Daily Stoic Podcast.

Preorder Lives of the Stoics, Ryan's new book, and receive one of the wonderful preorder bonuses that's available: http://dailystoic.com/preorder

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If you enjoyed this week’s podcast, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps with our visibility, and the more people listen to the podcast, the more we can invest into it and make it even better.

Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: http://DailyStoic.com/signup

Follow @DailyStoic:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dailystoic

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