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~DOWNLOAD BOOK ♪ The Good Life Handbook: Epictetus' Stoic Classic Enchiridion ♺ The Good Life Handbook is a rendering of Enchiridion in plain English It is a concise summary of the teachings of Epictetus, as transcribed and later summarized by his student Flavius Arrian The Handbook is a guide to the good life It answers the question, How can we be good and live free and happy, no matter what else is happening around us Ancient Stoics lived in a time of turmoil under difficult conditions So, the solutions they found to living free was tested under very stringent conditions For example, the author of this Handbook was a lame slave who made himself free and happy later in life by following the principles set out in this book It gets straight to the point but seems very similar to other Stoic books Two of the examples used in a recent Stoic book I think it was How to Think Like a Roman Emperor The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius show up here almost verbatim I am not accusing the author of plagiarism, perhaps the examples were from the original work It gets straight to the point but seems very similar to other Stoic books Two of the examples used in a recent Stoic book I think it was How to Think Like a Roman Emperor The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius show up here almost verbatim I am not accusing the author of plagiarism, perhaps the examples were from the original work This is a plain English translation of the Enchiridion, but what that means in practice is that it reads like How to Win Friends and Influence People Stoic Edition It s definitely easy to read, but a lot of the detail is lost in the translation It really seems like this was written as a business or self help version of the text, which I suppose may be because the translator appears to be a business person rather than someone with philosophical training Fine for what it is, but I d rather This is a plain English translation of the Enchiridion, but what that means in practice is that it reads like How to Win Friends and Influence People Stoic Edition It s definitely easy to read, but a lot of the detail is lost in the translation It really seems like this was written as a business or self help version of the text, which I suppose may be because the translator appears to be a business person rather than someone with philosophical training Fine for what it is, but I d rather have a serious edition of Epictetus work In the middle of July, I grew very fond of a man who I met on Twitter dailystoic If alive, he would have been about 2000 years old today I would have asked him out on a date, but then he would have certainly dumped me, horrified by my sense of humour Avoid trying to be funny , he wrote Anyway, he lived mostly in solitude and taught philosophy in Greece Marcus Aurelius was also his fanboy Epictetus, was his name.I procured two translations of his discourses, compiled as Enchiridion, or In the middle of July, I grew very fond of a man who I met on Twitter dailystoic If alive, he would have been about 2000 years old today I would have asked him out on a date, but then he would have certainly dumped me, horrified by my sense of humour Avoid trying to be funny , he wrote Anyway, he lived mostly in solitude and taught philosophy in Greece Marcus Aurelius was also his fanboy Epictetus, was his name.I procured two translations of his discourses, compiled as Enchiridion, or The Handbook This one, The Good Life Handbook Epictetus Stoic Classic by Chuck Chakrapani is available for free on Kindle and is surprisingly good The other one is by Sharon Labell, which I will review soon Epictetus had many good things to say One of my favourite lines from this book is Treat your critics with compassion When someone criticizes you, they do so because they believe they are right They can only go by their views, not yours If their views are wrong, it is they who will suffer the consequences Keeping this in mind, treat your critics with compassion When you are tempted to get back at them, remind yourself, They did what seemed to them to be the right thing to do Good, concise summary of stoicismFor those of us dealing with difficult life situations, this is a good way to organize ones thoughts I ve never believed in using twenty words where ten will do, and neither, apparently, did Epictetus A gift from across the centuries. It is just a one and half hour read but read and think about it Must read lesson for lifetime. Precious, encapsulated age old wisdom to guide one through life. What an intro to stoicism I first tried listening to Marcus Aurelius Meditations on audiobook and a similar short style made it hard to digest what he was saying Then when readingabout Stoicism I saw this book for free download It s the perfect, easy to understand starting point I shall next turn to Meditations. This is the second time I ve read this book yet it hasn t ceased to surprise me with its poignancy and wisdom This contemporary language paraphrase of the Enchiridion is muchaccessible than other translations I have read Epictetus s ideas can be expressed simply, and I was pleased to find what I was looking for an Enchiridion readable enough to give to teenagers, still true to the ideas in the book.