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Good read Would like to have a littlein compare and contrast with stoic thought For example while a stoic attitude is valued within military culture, a stoic behavior is not The calm tactician is romanticized, the in truth it is the emotional, angry behaviors that get rewarded implicitly everywhere in our culture Our culture is a masculine culture and masculine attitudes, while against emotional displays have also defined emotional displays as anything other than anger It isn t ok Good read Would like to have a littlein compare and contrast with stoic thought For example while a stoic attitude is valued within military culture, a stoic behavior is not The calm tactician is romanticized, the in truth it is the emotional, angry behaviors that get rewarded implicitly everywhere in our culture Our culture is a masculine culture and masculine attitudes, while against emotional displays have also defined emotional displays as anything other than anger It isn t okay to cry, but it is okay to be very angry, and this is not stoic I suggest this book for all military leaders and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the military mindset and motivation The book offers some good insight into the military s version of stoicism It will at times go into deeper,academic philosophical analysis of stoicism however, the author warns you before she begins her lengthy caveats. Even if you should falter again, you may begin again, and, if you once become the victor, you are as one who has never falteredA great analysis of the stoic philosophers and how their system applies to modern warriors It s a philosophy that focuses on self, and reduces your need for external stimuli Virtue alone becomes sufficient for happiness, without dependence on external goods or luck.The analysis between modern military circumstances intertwined with ancient ones, was very good Even if you should falter again, you may begin again, and, if you once become the victor, you are as one who has never falteredA great analysis of the stoic philosophers and how their system applies to modern warriors It s a philosophy that focuses on self, and reduces your need for external stimuli Virtue alone becomes sufficient for happiness, without dependence on external goods or luck.The analysis between modern military circumstances intertwined with ancient ones, was very good and done well I didn t agree with some of the authors final conclusions but overall thought it was a great read for anyone interested in stoicism, military, or LEO Be prepared to say that it is nothing to you Engaging and readable without dumbing down or oversimplifying the philosophy Though it s advertised as recommending a moderate Stoicism, I read itas a simple criticism of orthodox Stoicism s perceived hard edges Sherman describes a sort of unintentional quasi Stoic philosophy that is prominent in American or maybegenerally Western military culture and recommends some ways in which she believes traditional Stoicism can be revised to better serve servicemembers and help them main Engaging and readable without dumbing down or oversimplifying the philosophy Though it s advertised as recommending a moderate Stoicism, I read itas a simple criticism of orthodox Stoicism s perceived hard edges Sherman describes a sort of unintentional quasi Stoic philosophy that is prominent in American or maybegenerally Western military culture and recommends some ways in which she believes traditional Stoicism can be revised to better serve servicemembers and help them maintain their humanity I found her bloodless and cold characterization of the Stoic sage to be a bit unfair Great book. A great book on both the ancient Greco Roman philosophy of Stoicism and the thinking of the modern U.S military, comparing and contrasting the two worldviews An excellent book that I would highly recommend, but I would warn that this is not light reading casual readers be warned Garbage Shallow {Free Epub} » Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind ê While few soldiers may have read the works of Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, it is undoubtedly true that the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism guides the actions of many in the military Soldiers and seamen learn early in their training to suck it up, to endure, to put aside their feelings and to get on with the mission Stoic Warriors is the first book to delve deeply into the ancient legacy of this relationship, exploring what the Stoic philosophy actually is, the role it plays in the character of the military both ancient and modern , and its powerful value as a philosophy of life Marshalling anecdotes from military history ranging from ancient Greek wars to World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq Nancy Sherman illuminates the military mind and uses it as a window on the virtues of the Stoic philosophy, which are far richer and interesting than our popularized notions Sherman a respected philosopher who taught at the US Naval Academy explores the deep, lasting value that Stoicism can yield, in issues of military leadership and character in the Stoic conception of anger and its control does a warrior need anger to go to battle and in Stoic thinking about fear and resilience, grief and mourning, and the value of camaraderie and brotherhood Sherman concludes by recommending a moderate Stoicism, where the task for the individual, both civilian and military, youth and adult, is to temper control with forgiveness, and warrior drive and achievement with humility and humor Here then is a perceptive investigation of what makes Stoicism so compelling not only as a guiding principle for the military, but as a philosophy for anyone facing the hardships of life Interesting readWhile the subject matter is interesting , this book was somewhat tedious at times I was hoping for something a littlethought provoking.