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“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
–Epictetus

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Rio Olympic Games Rooted in Ancient Greek Games

(This essay was originally published as “Ancient Roots of Olympics,” by the Newport Daily News on August 19, 2016.)

Among their many other innovations, the ancient Greeks invented organized, competitive sports, commonly accepted to have begun in 776 BC. 817 more words

August 22

FEAR death?—to feel the fog in my throat,
The mist in my face,
When the snows begin, and the blasts denote
I am nearing the place, 203 more words

August

Epictetus part 8: Wish the natural

Note: this is the eighth part of a weekly series, in which I translate and discuss the Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus. New posts will be released every monday morning (GMT). 321 more words

Enchiridion

Epictetus part 7: Prepare to leave all behind

Note: this is the seventh part of a weekly series, in which I translate and discuss the Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus. New posts will be released every monday morning (GMT). 399 more words

Enchiridion

In every act observe the things which come first and those which follow…. If you do not, at first you will approach it with alacrity…. but afterward you will be ashamed.

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Carrying Around a Corpse

We often define who we are and who others are by their outward appearance, our body’s abilities, our health. We spend much time angsting over our hips, our waists, a wrinkle here or there. 33 more words