Forget what philosophers tell u

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  1. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    Salishan, please elaborate. I have read Marcus Aurelius Meditations, if you also have that would be a good place to meet. I have a little trouble with your format, but I will try extra hard to decipher you on this subject.
     
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    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    The one to do research on is probably Epictetus (see his Enchiridion, a powerful text saying in effect it is that you see in the mirror, your character, that is important... not your health wealth or social status that is the basis of ethics). A "good character" (in this manner) will facilitate making "good decisions" (about pain, happiness, justice and any of those messy issues).
     
  3. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    I hear that some have almost excluded Aurelius as a stoic, and since it is him and what he writes I love I have had little interest in digging deeper into the stoics. I will at some point, but I'm content for now. Will remember your recommendation though.
     
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    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    Aurelius' role model was Epictetus (quoted more than any other stoic philosopher in Meditations, I do believe). Great minds to think alike!
     
  5. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    No doubt, and I agree with you there. Couldn't resist getting the text and audio from librivox, I will probably feel like trying him out soon enough.
     

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