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Want to become more Stoic? Join us and other Stoics this October: Stoicism Applied by Caleb Ontiveros and Michael

Caleb Ontiveros speaks with Dr. Steven C. Hayes, the originator of acceptance commitment therapy.

Acceptance commitment therapy has deeply influenced our programs at Stoa, so having this discussion was a real honor.

In this wide ranging conversation, we cover how Steven thinks about “negative emotions” and how we can cultivate wisdom in our technological age.

(00:58) Introduction

(04:51) What's Bad About Bad Emotions?

(16:31) Ancient Wisdom Traditions

(25:39) Anxiety & Meaning

(32:13) Living With Emotions

(34:50) Death & Love

(39:38) Getting Better With Technology

(45:55) Wisdom

(50:29) The Dangers of Choosing Virtue For Others

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.