STRIES

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Tales from around the world that embody Stoic wisdom.


Stories

We remember stories. There's something about them that stay and resonate with us throughout our lives and over generations.

Narratives enable us to understand complex systems with many moving parts. They enable us to navigate complex situations, connect with one another and—through internalizing the morals they impart—improve ourselves. Like ancient Stoic maxims, stories help us memorize and habituate profound insights.

STOICA is designed to tap into the power of narratives and storytelling. It employs this narrative impact to help readers improve themselves and find empowerment.

Buried in the treasure trove of the world's folklore is the timeless wisdom of our forefathers. STOICA seeks these buried treasures and presents them to the philosophically-inclined.

We strive to make these stories accessible to younger members of our society—instilling Stoic values, endurance, humility and kindness in the leaders of the future.

We encourage moms and dads to explore STOICA together with kids whilst keeping in mind that—with these things—it's often “easier said than done.” So please be a gentle guide to yourselves and for the little guys as well in this lifelong project of self-betterment!


I
Test of Three

From Socratic tradition.

II
Tale of Two Wolves

From Native American folklore.

III
The Two Monks

From Buddhist tradition.

IV
The Man with Two Wives

From Aesop's Fables.

V
The Bishop's Insight

From inscriptions on an English tombstone.

VI
The Fisherman and His Wife

From Grimm's Fairy Tales.

VII
The Tortoise

From Taoist tradition.

VIII
Ivan the Fool

From Russian folklore.

IX
Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

From Japanese folklore.

X
The Cave

From Book VII of Plato's Republic.

XI
The Good Samaritan

From the Gospel of Luke in the Holy Bible.

XII
Dorani

From Punjabi folklore.