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"Put an end once for all to this discussion of what a good man should be, and be one."
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Meditations is available for free online, but usually, professional translations by a publisher in paperback format will help you engage with the book mor...
We’ve long deviated from this concept. To us, logic has become a much more mathematical concept.
1+1 = 2. That’s logic to us. But when a close family member unexpectedly dies , we don’t think that’s logical. It doesn’t ...
The word logic as we use it today originally stems from ancient Greek. The word “logos” means “reason” and to the stoics, it was the force of life.
Logos gives everything its form and its order. It flows through every plant, every tree, every building and every human being. It is th...
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Being an emperor in ancient Rome was a dangerous job. People tried to kill you, abduct you, stab you in the back and poison you at least once a week.
Marcus Aurelius believed that physical pain was part of logos’s big plan as well. He also suffered a lot of psychological pain in his lifeti...
Meditations by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was probably never meant to be published, but in 1558 someone at Heidelberg University in Germany decided...
Wow. For some of you this might all feel very abstract, but I can’t remember the last time I learned so much from a summary that’s this short (just 5 blinks). For books like these a Blinkist summary is the perfect intro, because it describes everything in plain words. As you can imagine, the orig...
If everything is exactly right the way it is, complaining becomes utterly useless then , doesn’t it?
There’s a saying I like:
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
You could’ve spent those 60 seconds laugh...
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Book Summary
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One of the most incredible things about Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations was that he wrote the book only for himself; he never intended for it to be published or read by anyone else. I think this makes the original work seem all the more powerful. Marcus wrote these brilliant, incredibly lucid passag...
"Let each thing you do, say or intend be like that if a dying person." - Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius was the most powerful and important man in the world. He was emperor of Rome for almost two decades starting in the year 161 A.D.
Although Marcus was a powerful ruler, his problems appear to be surprisingly similar to the problems we all face daily. For exam...
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