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The Philosophy of Stoicism: Part 2

Introduction On 10 December 1940, a very big explosion happened in West Orange, New Jersey. Immediately 8 fire vehicles rushed to the site. This fire happened due to a chemical explosion in the 10 Factory building of Thomas Alva Edison. Initially, Edison tried very hard to douse the fire and was running from here and there. But when he realized that there is no benefit of running as fire already gutted his whole factory then he started watching the scene. He also called his son, wife, and other family members to the burning site. He told them that it is a very rare event and they will not see such fire again. The next day he accepted the interview with New York Times and told the reporter that he is ready to build everything again. Edison was 67 years old at that time and this story is a perfect example of stoicism. Here he implemented the fourth core value of stoicism. Stoicism is a philosophy of ancient Athens scholars but it is a pearl of timeless wisdom. Many great personalities us
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