How Philosophy Can Change Your Life
Jules Evans is not who you’d think of when you hear the word “philosopher” but that’s rarely true when it comes to the best and most practical philosophers.
The first time I spoke to Jules, he was interviewing me. I’d written a post about Stoic philosophy for Tim Ferriss’s blog that had gone viral in the online philosophy community. Jules emailed to ask if I’d like to be interview for NewStoa.com, what was then one of the largest (and oldest) communities around Stoic philosophy. I didn’t even know there was such a thing—and I probably learned more from his questions than anyone got out of my answers.
In the years since, Jules has gone onto to become a prominent writer and author. His book, Philosophy for Life is a hit all over the world and his Tedx Talk “How Philosophy Can Save Your Life” has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Stoic philosophy, which he has been a tireless advocate for, is more popular than it has been in centuries—with many bestselling books, conferences, and news stories extolling its virtues to a hungry public. He’s brought thousands and thousands of people peace, effectiveness and a little bit closer to wisdom through his unique take on ancient philosophy.
When I set up DailyStoic.com, I thought it was only appropriate to reverse the roles of our first meeting, I decided to reach out and interview him to see how philosophy can help us with life and indeed, become a way of life.