Schools of philosophy have been an important source of the modern philosophical thinking in the sense that they have provided us with different life perspectives. Stoicism is one of the earliest schools of philosophy. Stoicism was founded on the third century BC in Athens and one of the main founders was Zeon of Citium.
Their main concern was the relationship that existed between cosmic determinism and human freedom and they upheld a belief that maintenance of will in reference to nature was an important virtue in all human beings. Stoicism was therefore one the philosophical schools that related philosophy with our way of life. They showed that philosophy should come with important virtues and its relevance to human life could only be judged by how it presented human with guidance in life.