Stoicism is a virtue, apathy is a vice

As a stoic, I see so many bastardizing my brand: stoicism requires more of you than that you are simply, self-servingly disaffected. Many are not stoic but rather apathetic–hypocrites with a foundation of fear.

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3 Responses to Stoicism is a virtue, apathy is a vice

  1. my stoicism is bigger than yours says:

    As a Heroin user, I see so many bastardizing my brand: using heroin requires more of you than that you are simply, self-servingly disaffected. Many are not using Heroin but rather pretending to be stoic with a foundation of Heroin.

  2. tyciol says:

    I’m not sure I understand why apathy is hypocrisy. Must fear be inherent in apathy? Why is it a vice, instead of a neutrality?

    I can agree is it ‘disaffected’ but I am not sure about self-serving. Some who are apathetic may not even care about themselves. I happen to be a self-serving apathetic, but that doesn’t mean all are.

    Stoicism does seem pretty cool, reading about it more. Is it mutually exclusive from apathy though? Could one be both?