"Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and have learned to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness becomes possible." – Epíktētos, Greek … Continue reading Post #92. The Stoic Principle of Control
"First say to yourself what you would (will) be; then do what you have to do." - Epíktētos, Greek Stoic Philosopher, AD 50 -135. Imagine you have a challenging conversation infront of you. What do you normally do? How do you feel? Perhaps you feel a bit anxious, worried, tense... I don't know... We feel whatever … Continue reading Post #91. First, Say to Yourself What You Would Be.