“My idea of the modern stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”
Our mindset affects how we react in an emergency and our day-to-day life. Stoicism is not a religion or some bearded man saying many long words in a toga. Stoic people are thinkers. They think about how they can improve, prepare, and be happy.
Thoreau said it well “to be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school…it is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.” You may not consider yourself a “philosopher.” But, we can use the tips from the stoics to carefully think through the problem at hand and develop a practical solution. This is true in emergencies, parenting, and daily life.