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❄️ Freezethawed: The Newsletter #039 - Does Stoicism make you more likeable?

❄️ Freezethawed: The Newsletter #039 - Does Stoicism make you more likeable?

Hello everyone!

It has been a busy, busy week and I’ve sat to write to you only at 16:00hrs on this Sunday. I was fortunate enough to present my case report on a national platform, the 79th All India Ophthalmic Conference (AIOC). However, the icing on the cake was when I could express my journey as a resident during COVID-19 at AIOC. Linking that video for you all to see!

Watch it here.

The four virtues of Stoicism make you more likeable

The article where I found this is linked below:

The 4 Best Ways to Be More Likable (and Therefore Successful), According to This 2,000 Year-Old Philosophy
Because nice people can finish first.

However, if you do not have the time to go through it, I’ve listed the main takeaway points below. A basic understanding of Stoicism is warranted as you go on to read this.

Stoics believe in four basic virtues:

Wisdom: Making informed decisions. Making logical decisions, not emotional ones. Exercising discretion. Being resourceful. Doing the right thing, even when the right thing is the hardest thing.

Courage: Persistence. Endurance. Industriousness. Confidence. Courage isn’t the absence of fear, or anxiety, or, on the flip side, desire. Courage is the ability to do the right thing in spite of fear, anxiety, or desire — to be the kind of person you want to be no matter what may come your way.

Moderation: Self-restraint. Self-discipline. Self-control. Humility. The ability to delay gratification and make choices that place long-term goals over short-term satisfaction.

Justice: Treating people fairly. Treating people equitably. Acting with integrity. Giving more than you take. As Epictetus said, “Seeking the very best in ourselves means actively caring for the welfare of other human beings.”

Being stoic won’t make you likable; embracing the Stoic virtues will make you more likable.

Until next time,


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