Pretoria Stoics to discuss how Stoicism helped Adm. James Stockdale survive POW camp in Vietnam

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James Stockdale

Pretoria Stoics are having our third meeting on Monday evening, 20 August, in the Karoo Kafee in Lynnwood Road, Pretoria. The topic we’ll be thrashing out is how Stoicism helped Jim Stockdale survive seven years in a Vietnamese POW camp.  We’ll also consider the influence of Stoicism on Viktor Frankl and Nelson Mandela. We’ll be doing it on the strength of  an address by Adm. Stockdale to US marine officers at Quantico, Virginia. The text of  his address was published in two papers that can be found here and here. Our meeting time is 18:30. There is no cost involved, but I shall appreciate anyone attending supporting the venue by ordering something to eat or drink.. I shall available from 17:30 to present an introduction to Stoicism for anyone who missed the previous meetings and wishes to get up to speed. Please RSVP to


About Dr Leon Stander

Dr. Leon Stander is a sport and performance psychology consultant who specialises in psychological skills training (PST) with sportsmen and women, business executives and individuals who wish to benefit by such training. He presents group workshops, as well as individual mentoring and counselling. Current fields of interest and study are behavioural economics, sport psychology and Stoicism. Veteran sportsman, participates mainly in action shooting sports.
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