For Stoic Week 2013, there are several questionnaires designed to be taken before and after the project.
These surveys were actually closed by the time I got to the last of them, since I did the project out of step with the intended timeframe. C’est la vie, n’est pas?
So, instead I will take this time to discuss my thoughts on the Stoic Week. I think it was a good exercise, and I can see how valuable it would be to someone very new to Stoic thought. There was something in the manner that I did not quite prefer, something a little “touchy feely” in the tone. This did not detract from the value of the experiment however.
While I was doing this project, I also began working with the New Stoa group, and entered their SES course, which seems to be more academically orientated than is Stoic Week. This is good for two reasons: my skills and mindset bend towards the academic, but my desires for Stoicism lean to the practical. I think this produced in me a more balanced approached.
I hope that Stoic Week does a 2014 iteration in the fall, and I look forward to participating more fully then.
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