The Stoic philosophy can fix this mess

Vice Admiral James B Stockdale was a naval fighter pilot about to be redeployed to Viet Nam War when he took graduate studies at Stanford, and became immersed in the philosophy of Stoicism, that helped him deal with his hardships when he was shot down, then held a prisoner for 7 years, becoming the Commanding Officer of the American prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton.  He was one of the most revered and honored Naval Aviators of all time, recipient of the Medal of Honor.  Stockdale in his writings and his speeches made his case for the value of Stoicism, a moral and ethical philosophy originating with Seneca the younger, a Roman in the first Century AD, and with the teachings and writings of Epictetus, a Greek Slave brought to Rome, who was a teacher and scholar, and then with the last of the good Roman Emperors, Marcus Aurelius (2nd century AD). Admiral James Stockdale (Navy photo). Stockdale wrote Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot (Hoover...(Read Full Post)
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