8 Core Exercises in Stoicism aka. How to Live a Good Life

8. Summum Bonum — “The Highest Good”

The Night Watch — Rembrant van Rijn. c 1642

7. The Four Virtues — “Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude & Justice”

The 4 Virtues: Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude and Justice

6. Amor Fati — “Love Your Fate and Everything that Happens”

All is fuel to fire that burns bright

5. Memento Mori — “Remember, you too must die.”

Still Life with a Skull — Phillippe de Champaigne c. 1671

4. Premeditatio Malorum — “The Pre-Meditation of Evils”

The Wreck of the Birkenhead — Charles Dixon c. 1901

3. Sympatheia — “Affinity to the whole. Mutual Interdependence.”

The Blue Marble — The Crew of Apollo 17 c. 1972

2. Ego is the Enemy

I Am Not Famous Anymore — Shia LeBeouf c. 2014

1. The Obstacle Is The Way

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog — Caspar David Friedrich c. 1818



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Jak Nguyen

Jak Nguyen


I’m only human, darling. Principal @ s2 Photography & Wedding Officiant @ Yarra Events