Steen’s interest in philosophy started at an early age as he pondered the questions of life in his native Denmark. Never really content in one particular field, his professional life has taken him from computer science to culinary school and even a short time as a professional poker player. Today he works as a stand-up comedian known for his uncompromising approach and willingness to speak on any topic.
Steen never actively studied philosophy before a break-up in 2010 brought him to a particularly low point in his life. He remembered reading about the Stoics and their ability to endure and even thrive under the most difficult of circumstances. He began reading up on Stoicism and enrolled in the SES and later MA School courses.
Since his initial studies, Steen has used Stoicism to tackle divorce, homelessness and depression, and he turns to philosophy on a daily basis when raising his three kids.