Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Monday, July 07, 2003

Modifying what you say to yourself: The therapeutic philosophy of Epictetus

"And what is the correct use of the appearances? The exercise of „prohairesis“ towards them, that is, to consent to them as they are. All what Epictetus teaches is summarized in the statement:

(E 8)

„Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish; but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life“ "


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