Hello there. My name is Gleb Oleinik and I am a freelance writer from Vancouver, Canada. This blog is my corner of the internet to discuss Stoic philosophy and related issues and ideas. Stoicism offers us ancient wisdom that we can apply to both timeless (like anxiety) and modern (like addiction to social media) human problems.
I discovered Stoicism at the beginning of 2018 during my continued search for meaning and a better approach to the worries and anxieties of modern life. After purchasing “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius I was instantly hooked by its simplicity, logic, and the fact that I could see it changing my thinking for the better. It makes sense that we should only concern ourselves with things we can control – that is, our own choices – and nothing else.
I am by no means an expert on Stoicism and I am in the process of reading and interpreting Stoic texts. Having said that, discovering Stoicism has given me a newfound perspective and resilience, and I want to continue developing my knowledge through this blog and share what I’m learning with others. Thank you for visiting and I hope you find something interesting or useful.
Choose not to be harmed – and you won’t feel harmed.Marcus Aurelius