I had a great chat with Ben Aldridge, the author of both How To Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, and How To Control The Uncontrollable. Ben's most recent book How To Control The Uncontrollable is a practical guide to Stoicism and how to bring it into your daily life.

 

We chatted about; combining fear and play, Ben’s favorite Stoic, how he got over himself, voluntary discomfort, the misconceptions about Stoicism, how to do negative visualization, how to become more grateful for the people you love, Sam Harris’ app Waking Up, Taoism and Buddhism, and Stoicism's use in parenting,

 

You can find everything for Ben on his website: https://www.benaldridge.com/ 

 

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