Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BC. It is a philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world.
According to its teachings, as social beings, the path to happiness, or blessedness,
- is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself,
- by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or by the fear of pain,
- by using one’s mind to understand the world and to do one’s part in nature’s plan, and
- by working together and treating others fairly and justly.