Zeno of Citium founded Stoicism at the Stoa Poikile – the Painted Porch – a colonnade that stood outside the public market in Athens over two thousand years ago.
Zeno’s followers took the name of the porch rather than Zeno’s name which says a lot about this philosophy. Zeno argued that there is only one destination worthy of a lifetime’s journey (a tenuous link for it to appear in a travel blog I know) .
That destination is eudaimonia – happiness, flourishing, fulfillment, well-being, or the good life. Zeno believed that the path towards eudaimonia is open to all and that reaching it is the highest aim for humankind.
This book shows you how to achieve this destination today. The authors gather timeless insights from Zeno as well as those who followed him including Cleanthus, Musonius, and the outstanding Marcus Aurelius to challenge us to discover well-being not only for ourselves but those around us.
Do the right thing for the right reason.