Stoicism teaches the development of self-control, strength and perseverance as a means of overcoming destructive emotions and behaviors This philosophy subscribes to becoming a clear and unbiased thinker by teaching a person to understand REASON.

For the Stoics, REASON meant not only using logic, but also understanding the processes of nature. Living according to reason and virtue, they believed was to live in harmony with the universe and treating everyone in a moral and respectful way. The four cardinal virtues of the Stoic philosophy are wisdom, courage, justice and temperance which are classifications derived from the teachings of Plato.

A primary aspect of Stoicism involves improving a person’s ethical and moral well-being by becoming free from anger, envy, and jealousy and to accept others as equals because all people alike are products of nature; this includes women and children.

As a Stoic philosopher described those who lack the Stoic values of morality and reason because they refuse to live according to reason and accept others as equals as being wicked people who are “like a dog tied to a cart, and compelled to go wherever it goes.”

The Stoics believed that knowledge can be attained through the use of REASON which enables truth to be distinguished from lies and deception. It is only through reason that a clear understanding of truth can be achieved. Since reason is the foundation of both humanity and the universe, it follows that the goal of life is to live according to REASON, which is also according to Nature.
Living with Reason allows a person to be in BALANCE with the Universe.

-By Sara Hassman, Parental Alienation Solutions, Founder; www.PAlienation .org

Avoidance of destructive emotions