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Book cover for A Guide to the Good Life
Book cover for A Guide to the Good Life
Author: William B. Irvine
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An introduction to the philosophy of Stoicism as a practical guide to leading a fulfilling life. Irvine explores Stoic principles, including acceptance of what is beyond one's control, overcoming destructive emotions, and finding tranquility through a mindful and intentional approach to living.

I choose The Happiness Hypothesis over this book because this book only focuses on the stoic teachings, and not the entire spectrum of philosophy. However, that said, there’s plenty to learn about controlling emotion and minimalism from the stoics. If meditation doesn’t work and you must reason your way through stress, this book shows you exercises on how to cope.