5 Ways to Build Wealth By Applying Stoicism

Invest in stocks and stay the course

Darius Foroux
5 min readJun 23, 2024

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Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy, is not just a guide for leading a virtuous and meaningful life; it can also be a roadmap to financial success.

People have endless discussions on Reddit about this topic. Somehow, the ideas of Stoicism and money don’t jive together in many people’s minds.

That always seemed odd to me. Nearly all the prominent Stoics were well off, from the founder, Zeno, to the most prolific writer of the bunch, Seneca. In fact, you can argue that Stoicism was for wealthy people at the time.

Think about it. If you weren’t well off, would you even have time to think about what you control versus what you don’t in Ancient Rome or Greece? This is why Stoicism is the perfect philosophy for today’s abundant world.

We have so many resources at our disposal that we don’t even know what to do with them. We live in a world where boredom is widespread. Just think about all the things we do and consume. On a deeper level, we’re bored because we don’t have to worry about our survival, and as a result, we try to fill our lives with meaningless activities and objects.

Now, here’s the main concern with the pursuit of wealth. If your only reason to acquire money is so you can…

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Darius Foroux

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