Some of the best works of art have come into existence during rough and bad times, like wars and pandemics. How we respond during these times makes us realize our true potential.
We have to realize that only meaning and good can come out of this suffering and uncertainty if we do not dismiss the progress that we have made.
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Moderation, a middle point between two extremes, has been considered a key virtue for thousands of years.
Today, instead of understanding and admiring moderation, we've come to view it ...
A patron once offered Epicurus whatever he wanted. Epicurus could have requested riches but asked for a small pot of cheese. Epicurus knew that simple pleasures, enjoyed in moderation, were most enjoyable.
A pleasant life is as inseparable from moderation as it is from other virtues such as prudence, honour, and justice.
Moderation is knowing what enough is.
It is stopping when it is still good. It's about leaving a little on the table. It means being merciful to the other side when you win. The ability to know when to compromise is a feature, not a fault.
Work for the love of the work itself, not for credit of recognition.
Your work should be something that you would like to do for free, and if you take your ego out of the equation ...
A few things to keep in mind when starting work in a new field:
Like a sponge, attach yourself to the people from whom you can learn and subsume your entire identity, ego, and any desire to pursue your own glory.
This gradually helps us learn new ways to solve problems, develop a good reputation and build lasting relationships.
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