Cultivating Euthymia and Equanimity

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I have been a student of stoicism for a long time. Ancient stoic philosophy highlights euthymia, inner serenity, and cheerfulness, as pivotal for a purposeful life. According to Democritus, it entails a calm soul, untouched by fear or passions. Seneca expands on this, framing euthymia as belief in oneself and trust in the chosen path, shielding against doubt and distractions. Equally important is equanimity, a state of mental balance amidst life's fluctuations. Cultivating both virtues fosters resilience, clarity, and inner peace. By embracing euthymia and equanimity, we navigate challenges with steadfast determination, paving the way for a fulfilling and purpose-driven life.


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