Stoicism Is More About Individual Agency Than Obeying Authority

Seneca and Epictetus established a connection between authority in Stoic philosophy and individual agency

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As established by the later Stoics, Stoicism is more about individual agency than obedience to authority.

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I write about personal growth, academic life, and how to apply Stoicism in your life to unlock your maximum potential. Editor — Graduate Student Survival Guide

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