How to Be Wealthy | GET RICH the Stoic Way

stoicism consists of 4 cardinal virtues to live a well lived life:

  1. Wisdom: understanding what is truly valuable in life. It’s the ability to discern between what we can control and what we can’t and to focus our energy on the former.
  2. Justice: living in harmony with others and contributing to the common good. It’s recognizing our interconnectedness and acting with fairness and integrity.
  3. Courage: is not just about facing physical dangers. But about having the fortitude to live according to our principles, even when difficult. Pursuing what’s right over what’s easy or popular is the strength.
  4. Temperance: is about moderation and self control. It’s the ability to regulate our desires and emotions, to find the middle ground between excess and efficiency.

By cultivating these stoic virtues we build a form of wealth that is our own. Unlike material possessions, which can be lost or taken away.

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

– Epictetus