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Enhiridion for University Students

There are ton of books out there (old and new) which offer some stunning wisdom, which once digested can be applied to a variety of contexts, including you graduating.

The Enchiridion, also known as the Handbook, is a short treatise written by the Greek philosopher Epictetus. It provides practical guidance on how to live a virtuous and content life.

For you at University, the Enchiridion can offer valuable advice on how to navigate the challenges of student life and succeed academically.

Some key steps that you can implement to help you graduate include:

  1. Setting clear goals and prioritizing them. Epictetus emphasizes the importance of having a clear understanding of what one wants to achieve and focusing on the most important tasks.

  2. Practicing self-discipline. Epictetus advises individuals to be in control of their own thoughts, emotions, and actions in order to achieve their goals.

  3. Cultivating a positive attitude. Epictetus encourages individuals to adopt a positive outlook, even in difficult situations.

  4. Practicing stoicism. Epictetus emphasizes the importance of being able to detach oneself from external events and focus on what one can control. This can be helpful in dealing with academic stress and setbacks.

  5. Practicing mindfulness. Epictetus encourages individuals to be present in the moment and to focus on the task at hand. This can help students stay focused and avoid distractions while studying.

  6. Being open to learning: Epictetus emphasizes the importance of being open to new ideas and perspectives, and being willing to learn from others. This can be important for university students as they engage with different ideas and perspectives during their studies.

Which of these steps would help you the most today?

Pick one, apply it, if even for a minute or two.

With Arete,


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