Stoicism has been used most effectively by both slaves and Emperors. By athletes and business executives. By fighter pilots taken captive. By people from every walk of life you could think of for thousands of years. In other words, as Ryan Holiday would say, it works. Yes, it’s a philosophy. But it’s more like an operating system for human beings.
If you’ve tried dieting more than once in your life, then you already know … Diets don’t work. If they did, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. You certainly wouldn’t be looking for a “solution” for your weight and sense of well-being. So you already know the big secret…but you might not know why diets don’t work.