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That's it. Understand that.
Putting it into perspective, that event that happened in keeping with our desires is called a preferred indifference. The preferred indifference denotes those things that each and every rational animal covets, but by the same token, these animals have absolute no control over those things - health, life, pleasure. It’s great if I wish for the best and the best actually happens, but what kind of an accomplishment is that? It’s not as though there’s a well-thought strategy behind that. We didn't have any control over the outcome of those events, thus, if the event happened as we desired, we call it a preferred indifference - we want this and that to happen, but that event is actually neutral, indifferent. A good analogy would be the weather - each and every human being wants sunny days, but we have no power over the weather, unless we're gods.
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Why Not Prepare For The Worst?

Instead, there's another typology
which assesses what the worst things that might occur are, which he might not expect, things that he also has no control over. These are called unprefrred indifferences. Yet, thank God, we have an awesome choice. We choose how we react, we don’t choose what happens to us. This is something odd called ‘maturity’or 'virtue'. It’s not the best thing in the world, but it’s nice. You should try it sometime.

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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ✨🔮💫// #MarcusAurelius #Meditations #SundayVibes

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love ❤️#quoteinthemorning #marcusaurelius

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Use the opportunity to listen to good advice #mymanmademedoit #marcusaurelius #present

"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts." ✨ #marcusaurelius #meditations #beautifulworld #positivevibes #positiveenergy

🏛 Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. #MarcusAurelius

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I typically just put one, but these were all such good words of wisdom.
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This thinking changes the game. How will you be remembered? When they write the story of your life, what do you want them to say? What legacy do you want to leave? You could die at any moment - keep this in mind. #choose #lifeisshort .
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"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." --Marcus Aurelius
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When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
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A gem from Marcus Aurelius (he was Emperor of Rome from 161-180).

📚 Busyness doesn’t equal fulfillment.
Say a ship left port and spent the next year being thrown about by a mighty storm. It would be inaccurate to claim that, during this time, it had steered a successful and purposeful course, even if it did make it safely back to harbor. Well, the same can be said of life.

Pitching, rolling and yawing aren’t substitutes for living. Of course, it’s important to plot a course and then stick to it, but it’s also worth remembering that not every path should be pursued.

Some people are happy to spend their lives tacking and jibing through the wind, constantly changing direction. They worry they’re not headed in the right direction and they pine for what they’ve left behind.

Other people, through sheer apathy, are happy to be buffeted about by the waves. They only stop drifting when they are too tired or too old to carry on.

And then there are those who devote their prime years to lust, greed and gluttony. They keep telling themselves that, someday, they’ll amend their ways – but they never do.

For some, by the time they feel that the moment is right, they’re too old or too weak to change their habits. For others, even if they could prolong their lives threefold, they still wouldn't change.

Worst of all, however, is to be borne away on the winds of somebody else’s preoccupations.

It’s pointless working for someone whose aims and convictions don’t agree with your own. Doing so is the surest path to a short life. When this happens, your obsessions and worries won’t even be your own, and you’re destined to run aground.

When stuck in such a situation, people moan that their boss or supervisor doesn’t listen to their wishes or opinions. But if these people can’t find the time to listen to themselves and pursue their own courses, why should anybody else? 💡 #seneca #ontheshortnessoflife #summary #wisdom #philosophy #psychology #personality #personalgrowth #book #read #reason #marcusaurelius #thinker #tailopez #u#introvert #life #hypotesis #donaldtrump #stoism #stoic

📚 Life is short if you waste it on trivialities.
How much time do you waste on social media? Depressingly enough, most of us spend an inordinate amount of time watching cute cat videos, for instance, or following clickbait. In other words, doing what essentially amounts to nothing.

But people have always been good at wasting time. Even before the internet, most people spent most of their time engaged in trivial activities – even if these activities didn’t seem trivial to them.

And the thing about trivial activities is that they make life seem short. For instance, life will seem especially short if you only pursue status or power. You’ll always have your eye on some future goal and won’t be able to enjoy your current situation.

People tend to think that, once they’ve achieved all their goals, they’ll have time to enjoy life. But it rarely works out this way. What usually happens is this: people spend their life preparing for life.

The Emperor Augustus is a case in point. He spoke endlessly of quietude, of the calm and rest he’d enjoy upon retirement from his public duties. But this longed-for day never came. The Roman Empire depended on him, and he could never pull himself away.

Life will also seem short to those who pursue a life of luxury. These people can't even enjoy their indulgences. They’ll always be thinking of how their current thrill will soon end, or where their next one will come from. Maybe you know the feeling. It’s that strange and sad sensation that you can’t enjoy the party you’re attending because you know the party will soon end.

But worst of all are those who seek glory after death. These people get wrapped up in planning for a posterity that’s not even theirs. They'll be thinking of that pithy remark in their obituary. Or they’ll draw up plans for giant tombs. But funerals ought to be simple symbolic affairs. In fact, there is nothing more suitable than a single burning candle, an apt symbol for the shortness of human life 💡 #seneca #ontheshortnessoflife #summary #wisdom #philosophy #psychology #personality #personalgrowth #book #read #reason #marcusaurelius #thinker #tailopez #u#introvert #life #hypotesis #donaldtrump #stoism #stoic

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius

•What’s in it for me? Cope with the shortness of life like a Stoic.
Have you ever had the feeling that life is passing you by? Or that, despite your best intentions, you’re wasting your time? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, a man named Seneca the Younger, who died almost two thousand years ago, had the same feeling. But he wrote down his ideas on how to combat that feeling and how to make sure one does something useful with one’s life.

A tutor to Nero, the infamous Roman emperor who – according to legend – played violin while Rome burned to the ground, Seneca was one of his age's most prominent thinkers and playwrights. Adhering to the Stoic tradition of accepting one’s place in the world, many of his thoughts ring as true today as they did back then. Indeed, the questions that plagued the Stoics continue to trouble us today. And many of the answers they offered still make good sense.

In these book, you’ll find out

that reading will give your life more meaning;
how we can find pleasure without pursuing it; and
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