In her book, Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity, the philosopher Catharine Wilson has asserted that "we are all, in a sense, Epicureans now." The biblical scholar N. T. Wright quotes Wilson, and calls her assessment "spot on."
Stoicism emphasized a harmony between acceptance and change; the perfect balance between fate and free will. It's the wisdom to know when the leopard can't change it's spots, and when you can always teach an old dog new tricks.
Stoicism still has a tremendous amount to teach us, especially in these passion-saturated times. What's more, the Stoic legacy has shaped our world in more ways than you might expect. Here are five reasons why Stoicism matters.