Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nassim Taleb on the modern Stoic sage

“Seen this way, Stoicism is about the domestication, not necessarily the elimination, of emotions. It is not about turning humans into vegetables. My idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.” –Nassim Taleb, Antifragile