Thank you for your response Mauricio, you offer a very fair rebuttal. No one philosophy in life does not come with some downsides even if it’s tremendously useful. My article, if anything, aimed to focus on those downsides to provides insight into becoming a better Stoic. I could have easily written this article as a pro-Stoic argument using even the same reasoning. I wanted to see what kind of responses I would get. I appreciate your contribution, as I do find that Stoicism does offer many positive solutions when navigating life.