Stoicism: Pictures not Words
Stoicism helps to formulate a coherent philosophy of life. Stoics thought that the best indication of an individual’s philosophy was not what a person said but how that person behaved. This requires that we should learn about and apply Stoic principles and techniques. This helps to maximise rationality and reason and in turn develops self-control and fortitude. It also is a means of overcoming destructive emotions.
Some people learn best by using visual representations of knowledge, concepts, thoughts, and ideas. To show the relationships between the parts, they link symbols with each other. The use of words help to further clarify meaning. By representing information spatially and with images, students are able to focus on meaning and groups of similar ideas. This makes better use of visual memory.
Here are some of the key Stoic ideas represented in such a way. Do they help you to comprehend what stoicism is about? Would you add anything? Leave a comment below: