I suppose that the thing I like most about Stoicism is that it teaches how to turn any life event into a positive. Because, if you look closely enough, every event or occurrence provides the opportunity for something positive. The reason is that we have complete control over how we react to things, because we control our own mind. The brain is a powerful thing. If you allow yourself to look at something in its real state; not what preconceptions or other people say it is, you might be surprised at the result. Want more? Check out this paper on the Seven Ways To Control Your Life Like A Stoic. Perceptions ARE reality.