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Accept the Impermanence of Life

Accept the Impermanence of Life

Understanding the temporary nature of life alleviates anxiety. Marcus Aurelius accepted that all things, including his legacy, would eventually be forgotten, which allowed him to make more rational and less ego-driven decisions.

Letting go of the desire for immortality leads to better living. By focusing on virtuous actions rather than eternal fame, you can live a more fulfilling and stress-free life.

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High School Reading Teacher. Book lover. Sharing insights to inspire discovery. "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." – Joseph Addison

"How to Think Like a Roman Emperor" (2019) delves into the principles of Stoicism through the life and writings of Marcus Aurelius. As a revered Roman emperor, his leadership qualities were deeply influenced by Stoic philosophy, which also offers timeless lessons for personal growth today.

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