STOICISM IS INTUITIVE AND ABSENT ANY WOO WOO.
THE ANSWER TO A BLUE PILLED WORLD
by James Santagata
What is powerful about Stoicism is that forces us to maintain an INTERNAL locus of control along with high agency. At the same time, filtering out emotions by considering what we have rather than what we don’t and aligning with natural law allow us to think, calculate and act in the most efficient, effective manner possible. Conserving energy, creating the smallest emotional wake (for ourselves and others, thus mitigating or eliminating negative 2nd and 3rd order effects) and economizing motion as well as emotion.
What I love about this stuff, is that many of us, me including, stumbled on this, as the only thing that made sense in a Blue-Pilled world- and it is so comforting to say, “omg, this is actually a fully formed philosophy”. BUT we have the added advantage of neuroscience and 2.000 years of accumulated history to take it even further. Love it.
And with microeconomics, and nanoeconomics, and behavioral economics.
We have the Holy Grail.
We can now mathematically model Stoicism and we understand not just ourselves but everyone we interact with, through (as you are wont to say) incentives, we can look at max and min as well as elasticity / inelasticity through microeconomics and with all this granular data, we can look at nanoeconomisc (individual transaction) and then set all this against behavioral economisc / neuroeconomics and see that Stoicism is the way forward and we can improve it Stoicism 2.0 but added a few things and emphasizing a few others.
(Omg, I’m gonna orgasm.)