Ancient Philosophy Applied To Modern Policing
The Original material from the Stoics.
This is the go to book for many stoics and the one that you will probably read time and time again. If you read nothing else, read this one.
Discourses is a little more dense, and you may want a basic foundation before digging into this one.
A collection of brilliant life advice from Seneca, in the form of letters to his friends.
Ryan Holiday is an outstanding author who explains stoicism through historical context. He brings the topic to life in a way that is approachable and easy to digest.
invites us to look inward and how we are too often our own worst enemy. Similar to The Obstacle Is the Way the book draws on examples from philosophy, literature and history helping us curb our ego no matter where we are on our trajectory
Ryan Holiday breaks down the elements of fear, an expression of cowardice, the elements of courage, an expression of bravery, and lastly, the elements of heroism, an expression of valor.
Through historical examples of great men and women it teaches us how to overcome adversity and difficulties, turn obstacles upside down and shows us how to love our fate, no matter what it might bring.
Holiday draws on the stories of historical figures we can emulate as pillars of self-discipline, including Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II, boxer Floyd Patterson, Marcus Aurelius and writer Toni Morrison, as well as the cautionary tales of Napoleon, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Babe Ruth. Through these engaging examples, Holiday teaches readers the power of self-discipline and balance, and cautions against the perils of extravagance and hedonism.
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