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Extracts

If you want to be good, begin by assuming you are bad

Epictetus: Fragments

Quotes

Day #658:'Forgive yourself over and over and over again'

“Generally, we’re all doing the best we can.

We are not privy to the stories behind people’s actions, so we should be patient with others and suspend our judgment of them, recognizing the limits of our understanding. 58 more words

Civilisation 42: Epictetus

Welcome to the ‘Civilisation’ blog series. This is my attempt to categorise some of history’s most famous (and infamous) names. Sometimes it’s serious and sometimes it’s silly. 400 more words

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Mindful Monday: Pushing Through Fear

Sometimes when I am afraid of something or overwhelmed with a lot of different choices, I tend to completely freeze up like a deer in headlights. 299 more words

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A Small Shellfish or a Truffle

“When you are on a voyage, and your ship is at anchorage…you must keep your attention fixed on the ship. If you have a dear wife or child given you, they are like the shellfish or the truffle, they are very well in their way. 222 more words

Poetry

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

-Epictetus