Imagine, the most powerful man in the World being a philosopher ! Maybe a hard task these days 😉 However, this was once true… the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was exactly that….and his stoic writings in his book ‘Meditations’ are as valid today as almost 2000 years ago ! Here’s a little teaser:
The present apperance of things will quickly undergo a change, and be either exhaled into common matter or dispersed.
We tend to live and think that everything – even the present moments – is forever and that we can remain safe and static, and so we strive to please our surroundings, our friends, our bosses, the media and so on in this vain. However, all these people will ‘soon’ die and they excert little power over our destiny. So – jugde yourself ! This is another of the great hinsights by Marcus Aurelius, picked up by Pascal and Dostojevskij as well. Make simple rules that apply for your life !