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A Stoic Guide To The Holiday Season (Gen Z Stoic Christmas Special)

S2 E14

When Seneca wrote his famed essay On Benefits 2000 years ago, he likely did not imagine it being used in comparison 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 come to terms with the logic of a modern materialistic society when it comes to Christmas, New Years, 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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