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1. A systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 b.c., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature.
2. (As written in lowercase) To conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain.
Girl :: Why have you been not showing your love for me anymore?

Boy :: I have given myself to the power of Stoicism.
by My name is Austin. December 19, 2009
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The ancient philosophy of Epictetus, Seneca the Younger, and Marcus Aurelius, among others. Stoicism focuses on living a virtuous life, and devoting yourself fully to your task at hand, while stressing indifference to the events outside of your control. Stoicism teaches that the quality of life depends entirely on the individual, and that events can only make you persistently depressed or unhappy when you are a faggot.

Stoics experience emotion like any other person, they have just realized that it is a self-harming choice to allow emotions to effect your well-being after the initial emotional reaction has passed.

A Stoic is, in effect, the extreme polar opposite of an emo.
Person 1: I find it amazing how Brian continues to exert amazing effort in his career, keep a polite demeanor around others, and continue to ritually hit the gym every morning even though his wife died last month.

Person 2: Brian practices Stoicism, he knows that reducing work ethic, ceasing politeness, or jeopardizing his health because his wife died is completely illogical.
by YHHAWNFTPSHI April 01, 2014

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