Hi I’m Yihwan, and I’m a bad Stoic.

I study Stoicism, but I’m not much of a Stoic scholar. I can’t say what Seneca meant or Marcus Aurelius intended, especially since I haven’t made it through all of Seneca’s letters (he wrote a lot!) or read Meditations cover-to-cover.

I often hear that the ultimate goal of Stoicism is to live a “virtuous” life. This sounds nice, but rather vague. I’ll leave it to the Stoic philosophers to interpret what “live”, “virtuous”, and “life” mean — and how one can go about pursuing it in the first place. …

Yihwan Kim

Hi, I’m Yihwan. I’m a software engineer who occasionally writes about travel, coding, and other things.

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