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I am currently stationed in South Korea, my residence, the place I call home. My fiancée, Christina, and I have just recently heard and been reading about Stoicism just these past few days, we are both extremely intrigued. We are both in the Army, Christina is currently in Afghanistan and I am currently Stationed in South Korea. I/we, would like to know more about this, and about becoming a Stoic... I just have no idea where to start... This of course being probably the best place.
I was introduced to Stoicism several years ago through the writings of William O. Stephens, to whom I am eternally grateful. Today, I use Stoicism to provide me with a framework through which to live my life. I feel that the modest progress that I've achieved so far has helped me to become a better person than I would otherwise have been.
I have been practicing meditation for over 25 years. I found Stoicism in my reading about virtue ethics. The eastern philosophical background (Taoism, Buddhism) while fascinating, lacked the essential component of reason in the western sense. When I started reading about Stoicism I knew I had found that missing component.
I am relatively new to Stoicism, yet find it very appealing although difficult to apply in any consistant manner. My introduction to it is from my readings in Philosophy which I highly value. I am looking forward to incorporate the stoic approach increasingly into my everyday life.
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