"There are no gurus in Stoicism. Even the founders of the school—Zeno, Cleanthes, and Chrysippus—don’t claim that they were perfectly wise. They believe we’re all foolish, vicious, and to some extent enslaved by our passions. The ideal Sage is perfect by definition, but he’s a hypothetical ideal, like the notion of Utopian society."
Donald Robertson

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Donald Robertson

Psychotherapist, specialising in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and the treatment of anxiety.