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Why Stoics Reject Cancel Culture

S2 E19

If there was one thing the Stoics stood for, it was the freedom of speech and thought. From Seneca to Epictetus, Stoics consistently emphasized the importance of open dialogue and the ability to speak one’s truth. Today more than ever, we have seen “cancel culture” mute the opinions and perspectives of those opposed to the typical mainstream ideologies. Listen in this week as we discuss the pros and cons of “cancel culture”, and analyze why the ideals of this culture do not align with the values emphasized by Stoic ethics. Using recent statistics and professional studies, we take a look at the negative trends that “cancel culture” is pushing our generation towards, and the consequences of those results. Join us as we use modern day examples combined with Stoic insights to discuss the new wave of what the Stoics would consider “social exile.”

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