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Unformatted text preview: What can we learn about character from a man who was a Prisoner of War for 7 years? VADM James Stockdale Remember that you are an actor in a drama of such sort as the Author chooses. act well the given part. The Enchiridion, XVII Week 8: Stoicism and Stockdale Moral Awareness (Observe) Moral Analysis (Orient) Moral Reasoning (Decide) Moral Courage (Act) Motives to do the act Consequences of the act Character of the actor The Enchiridion (A Handbook) Epictetus Good life conform w/ rational order of universe; flourishing Stoic goals ( arete , moral excellence) Inner serenity Indifference (detachment) Self-control Duty (service to your fellows) Within Your Control (Soul) Aims Attitudes Emotions Not Within Your Control Body Possessions Reputation versus Strive to align w/ reason Discipline for indifference What Stoics say is, Work with what you have control of and youll have your hands full. VADM James Stockdale The Dummys Guide to The Enchiridion...
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