Forget the future

Forget the future. When and if it comes, you'll have the same resources to draw on - the same logos.Marcus Aurelius 7.8 When and if it comes. You don't know what happens. It may never come for you, and all you worry now is for nothing. When it comes, it will be dealt with then. [...]

Is my intellect up to this?

This morning I read again good old Marcus and was confronted by two passages that stopped me in my tracks. 7.5 and 7.7 I’ll provide the exact quotes in a bit, but first I’m going to ask /you/ a question: Do you do bullshit like this? Wanting to appear “smart” and “knowledgeable”, you don’ t [...]

Kindness

Respecting the rights of others.Wishing well to others.Being ready to help those in need.Seeking to build community and find common ground.Not hurting others.Doing what you can to stop those who attempt to hurt others.Showing up as the best version of yourself available, keeping your temper in check and only saying things that are helpful, even [...]

You could leave life right now

You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think. - Marcus Aurelius Yes, indeed. It is a bummer, isn't it? How different would we all act, if we knew that this was our last day? It could be! We often act as if there was unlimited time. Things [...]