the stoic approach to decision making

the stoic approach to decision making

We all participate in countless decisions in our everyday life. And that’s why learning the art of making sound decisions both in our personal and professional lives can be a worthwhile endeavor on our part. 

There are many things that can get in our way and negatively impact our ability to make good decisions: habits, emotions, presumptions, biases, prejudices. In order to overcome them, it’s important to develop awareness. 

Awareness is the key to clarity. Once we become aware of the factors that may affect our decision making ability, we can reduce their power over us by taking constructive steps to get us going in the right direction. 

If we want to live a good life and continually experience joy and happiness, we must be mindful of what we do and why. And this is where the timeless principles of Stoicism can come to our aid. 

Some time back, Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and author of How to be a Stoic, designed a decision making flowchart based on Stoic principles. Whenever in doubt, we can use it as our guide to cultivate awareness and make rational decisions.

Stoic decision making

If you’d like to know how to use this algorithm, click here for Massimo’s instructions.

Stoicism provides useful tools and practical strategies to navigate through everyday problems and live a more meaningful and happy life.

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