Welcome to the ten new members who joined us during the month of March.
I have always considered myself a student of "truth". For many years I thought I thought I had found such truth within the confines of an organized religion. After many years I realized that my religious beliefs have in fact been hindering my growth as a human.
I was introduced to Stoicism by some friends of mine, who remarked that my views reminded them of it. Investigating further, I found this site.
I grew up as a Born Again Christian, and in my early 20's I found myself unable to reconcile my personal feelings with my religion. It wasn't until almost my 30's that I landed upon a belief/philosophy which properly framed my "growth" as an individual. And it wasn't until after I turned 30 that I discovered Stoicism and that it was a direct match for my own beliefs. Since then, a videogame developer, of all people, has opened by eyes to the further definition of my beliefs. My 30's have been interesting, to say the least.
After reading a couple of books on Stoicism by William Irvine, I realized that much of my own personal philosophy that has developed over time was Stoic. Although I teach Latin, I had never had much contact with true Stoic philosophy in any coursework. I am currently reading a translation of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations and finding it enlightening. (His version of a blog?)
I first discoverd Stoicism 10 years ago, when I purchased and read "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius. I was intriqued and here recently I have time to read more and meditate.
I am retired and more reflective in nature. I have lots of time and spend most of it in study about life. In the past I spent my time studying psychology, but see more value in studying philosophy and metaphysics. I also am interested in a minimalistic way of living.
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