Has Stoicism become a new religion?

Unthinkable: Stoicism is all the rage in Silicon Valley but its roots are often overlooked

The death of Seneca - ‘master writer’ of the Greco-Roman age.  Photograph:  Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The death of Seneca - ‘master writer’ of the Greco-Roman age. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Little did Zeno of Citium know that 2,300 years after he founded Stoicism in the street-schools of Athens, fragments of his thought would be passed around Silicon Valley by latte-swilling millennials as though he were the oracle himself.

“Happiness is a good flow of life.”

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