Stoicism vs Buddhism.

Speaking of Buddhism, here’s a really fascinating “compare and contrast” between buddhism and stoicism from Non Zero and Massimo Pigliucci. I had no idea there was so much overlap between the two:

…for Stoics, suffering and unhappiness are derived from the fact that we have fundamental misconceptions about the nature of reality, and in particular, we do not take seriously the so-called “dichotomy of control,” which is that some things are, you know, up to us, and other things are not up to us, and that we should focus our efforts on the things that actually are under our control.

And “under our control,” turns out, is only our behavior, our values, and our judgments–everything else is outside, and you should treat it as “an indifferent”, indifferent to your ability to live a good life, a life that is worth living.