In some ways I feel like my life has mirrored early Christians. I embraced Stocism to get into running and eventually did marathons like the Corinthians. Then I’ve given way to Christianity. Stoicism flourished under the Roman Empire until Christianity became the state religion.
I was inspired by quotes and meditations of Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. In some ways I still am but they could make me too manic or driven and I could even disassociate to get the job done. These days I try to humble myself to Christ.