Podcast: How to Live a Happy Life

In this episode of “The One You Feed” podcast, host Eric Zimmer and I discuss what Stoicism teaches us about how to live a good and happy life.

We cover a variety of topics: my book, A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living; what the term Stoicism means; the cardinal virtues of practical wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance; the origins of the Serenity Prayer; how the judgments we have are ultimately the only things under our control; coming to accept our own death and yet continuing on with life in the present moment; the Stoic notion of the dichotomy of control; Epictetus’s discipline of desire and aversion; the most important characteristic of a person in life; and the technique of philosophical journaling. (listen here)