The Stoic Path to Greater Control

Use all three branches of Stoic philosophy to improve your life and then the world.

Steven Yates
9 min readFeb 4, 2022

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Stoicism counsels distinguishing what we can control from what we can’t control, and focusing our energy on the former. This begs us to ask: can we increase the range of what we control, and if so, how?

Steven Yates

I am the author of What Should Philosophy Do? A Theory. I write about philosophy, life, the future, a few current affairs, and every so often, a little music.