For many centuries, Stoic philosophy inspired the ancient world. But also people in our time. What can we learn from the way Marcus Aurelius for instance – who as a Roman emperor was permanently doomed to fight – preserved his inner peace and moral integrity. How can we apply the ideas of the ancient Stoics in our time. Not by blindly following their advice about how to live, but by understanding the deeper visions of the first Stoics. Those who blindly follow will eventually get lost; those who understands will sail on their own inner strength.