I was born and raised in the UK, spending most of my childhood in Worcester and most of my adult life in London, firstly studying at King’s College for an LLB, and afterwards working in Finance. My job took me to Hong Kong in 2009, and I am currently living here with my wife, three young sons, and two dogs. During the day I work in the risk management department of a bank.
I have always been interested in the use of religion and philosophy as providing shape and guidance for one’s life, though only came into serious contact with Stoicism for the first time in 2014. Having read the Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and Epictetus’ Handbook, I knew it was the philosophy for me. I completed the SES course, which broadened my understanding and practice of Stoic philosophy, before enrolling in the Marcus Aurelius program. To live in accordance with nature, pursuing truth and justice and accepting with gratitude what providence brings us in our life seems to me the highest way to live.
My desire for the coming years is develop as a Stoic, living in accordance with nature, and tasting the freedom and tranquility that a virtuous life promises. I also seek to model Stoic fatherhood for my sons so that in the midst of a materialistic and competitive world they will understand that their character is their most important possession.