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Ancient stoic philosopher Seneca provided time-tested wisdom in his day. Does any of it still apply? Author and speaker David Fideler says it does—and it can help us foster true contentment.

This week on Watching America, ancient philosophy meets modern relevance as Dr. Alan Campbell speaks with Fideler about his book, Breakfast with Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living. The author believes these ancient principles can equip you with the tools to face life's challenges head-on. In this intriguing conversation, we explore the art of distinguishing between what you can and cannot control, and embracing a mindset that fosters true contentment. Discover how stoicism's core principles of resilience, self-control and mindfulness can transform your life and help you navigate adversity with grace.

You can find Fideler at He is also the editor of the Stoic Insights website and founder / editor of the Living Ideas Journal.

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