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from The Handbook by Epictetus

3. Keep in mind the nature of things: delightful things; useful things; beloved things . . . Start with something small—a cup perhaps. Think: if this breaks, I can bear the loss. Now—work on thinking

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An adaptation from Epictetus, the Handbook

2. Remember: desire means grasping at what you are desire. Hatred means avoiding what you hate. Not getting what you desire equals disappointment. Getting what you hate means misery. Avoid what you ha

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a translation of Epictetus from The Enchiridion

a translation of Epictetus from The Enchiridion.

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Religion

a translation of Epictetus from The Enchiridion

Chapter 1: What’s Not Our Business Some things we can do, some things we can’t. We control our opinions, desires, aversions, and— to be plain—our own emotions. We do not control our bodies, our things

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Religion philosophy #Stoic #Stoicism

The Emperor of Mashed Potatoes

After a surgery we all thought would kill her, we ordered mashed potatoes from the cafeteria. They are good, she said, very, very good. Tagged: #poem #poetry

2 weeks ago

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Religion #poem #poetry