Will Buckingham

Nov 5, 2021

6 min read

A Stoic Approach to Managing Our Emotions

The philosopher Chrysippus argued that emotions are not things that happen to us, but things we do.

Edvard Munch. Melancholy. From a series of paintings on the emotions. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The philosopher Chrysippus was born sometime around 279 BCE in the town of Soli, now on the southern coast of Turkey. He remains…