Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.
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The Art of Living
Great book to keep at your bedside! It contains relevant wisdom even for the modern day human. It's made of the good stuff your grandfather would try to impart. Easy to read and straight to the point. I've recommended it to various friends and gifted it as well!