The Best Response to an Insult Involves an Ancient Philosophy

What Stoicism can teach us about feeling slighted

Sarah Treleaven
Forge

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Illustration: Patrick Edell

IIt’s arguably easier now than any other point in history to be insulted. Tone gets lost in translation over text and email. Social media is a breeding ground for backhanded compliments (“You look great, I didn’t recognize you!”). General online incivility runs rampant in Twitter

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Sarah Treleaven
Forge

Writer and podcast host/producer in Nova Scotia