Every Stoic piece are awesome not excluding Seneca.
Can you please explain about the book?
“How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius” by Donald J. Robertson delves into the Stoic teachings of Marcus Aurelius, one of the most renowned Roman emperors and philosophers. The book intertwines historical events with Stoic teachings, giving readers an insightful glimpse into both the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. Rather than just providing historical context or pure philosophical teachings, Robertson offers practical advice and exercises rooted in Stoicism that readers can apply in their modern lives. Many of these teachings are drawn directly from Marcus Aurelius’s “Meditations”. Furthermore, Donald J. Robertson, being a cognitive-behavioral therapist, highlights the parallels between Stoic practices and modern cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. He illustrates how ancient Stoicism can present tools for handling contemporary issues like anxiety or anger. In essence, “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor” stands as both a philosophical treatise and a self-help guide, positioning Stoicism as accessible and relevant for today’s readers.
There are various books that detail the lives, thoughts, and philosophies of historical emperors or figures, such as “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius, which provides insights into the Stoic philosophy and the thinking of a Roman emperor. Another example would be books about Napoleon Bonaparte or Julius Caesar that delve into their strategies and decision-making processes.
Yes, Stoic philosophy is fascinating, especially in the context of managing emotions, which is highly relevant to trading. It helps us, traders, to be resilient in the face of setbacks, being aware that sometimes there are things that are beyond our control.
Exactly. Emotional management is an important factor in trading and that’s why I began to read stoicism.
Here’s the book I read btw:
It’s simple as day, but it’s a very good way to start changing your life. O found out about this philosophy a couple of years ago.
Focusing on management of emotions seems to be pretty important, especially if we are talking about trading.
No cap each professional trader claims that emotions control is a real art, and it’s tough to disagree, actually.
The main is that it may take years until you finally learn how to remain calm even when the deposit drawdown is very strong.
Or, vice versa, not to be overconfident when you have a win streak. Stoic philosophy is a good way to learn about emotional management, that’s a fact.
I lkie the book, its important to know yourself that emotioons can confusing and often misunderstood. Especially when trading.