On Stoicism

While stoicism is often useful in the small, it is evident that it is harmful in the large. Certainly stoicism is useful for helping to work through unpleasant jobs and in these situations all of the arguments in favour of stoicism apply. The issue with stoicism arises when it is applied in the large. Experience is sufficient to demonstrate that a philosophy will never be adopted by the entirety of a population. Even at the height of Christianity there were dissenters. The trouble begins when these dissenters hold positions of power.