A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

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Ask HN: Books you read in 2015?

dcolgan: Discussion of a philosophy of life that seems like it would work well for modern living

Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?

louprado: I read this book twice in 2016 and hope to read it again in 2017.

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Ask HN: What was the best book you read in 2016?

rak00n: I found this book on HN. It talks about an ancient philosophy to live life; how to stop seeking and be complacent with what life already offers oneself. It made me a happier person.

Ask HN: What books fundamentally changed the way you think about the world?

xemoka: Put to words what I already mostly practise, it identified my issues I had with buddhism.

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Ask HN: What are your favorite books of all time, and why?

goodroot: Taught me much about myself and reinforced a healthy pattern of practicing will power.

Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?

aytekin: ...has taught me appreciate what I have and take it easy on myself when things don’t go as planned.

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Ask HN: What's one book that changed your life?

lpolovets: It's an approachable guide to stoicism and it helped me become less attached and less anxious about things that I have no control over. I really value the increased peace of mind.

Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

fokinsean: Very accessible intro to Stoicism

Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

FabHK: I found [this book] a very legible contemporary (if somewhat idiosyncratic) introduction to Stoic thought, and maybe more accessible/applicable than the classic sources.

lpolovets: This is an approachable intro to stoicism and helped me become more conscious of which things are within my control and which things are outside of my control. I now spend a lot more time focusing on the former and a lot less time being anxious about the latter.

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Ask HN: Recommend one book I need to read this summer?

yjhoney: Perhaps your pursuit of success, comforts, and convenience is grounded on the wrong foundation. And as a result, a false sense of happiness.

Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2014?

Evgeny: Not only a description of the Stoic philosophy, which is, unfortunately, not very well known today, but also a great practical guide to a variety of techniques that can be included into daily activities easily, and will increase happiness.