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S2 E14: A Stoic Guide To The Holiday Season


When Seneca wrote his famed essay On Benefits 2000 years ago, he likely did not imagine it being used compared to a family giving gifts around a tree. This essay takes a critical lens to the social concept of giving and receiving what Seneca calls “benefits,” but we call gifts and presents in this week’s episode.


Tune in to hear the wise words of Seneca and come to terms with the logic of modern materialistic society when it comes to Christmas, New Year's, and the overall holiday season. Gift-giving, dealing with family, and many more reasons to stress and worry flood us over this time of year, but with some advice, reflection, and stoic teachings, this week’s episode gives you a true guide to surviving the holiday season as a Stoic.

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