the goal of the Stoics was not to banish emotion from life but to banish negative emotions.
There was also agreement that one wonderful way to tame our tendency to always want more is to persuade ourselves to want the things we already have.
“pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.”
Stoic tranquility was a psychological state marked by the absence of negative emotions, such as grief, anger, and anxiety, and the presence of positive emotions, such as joy.