Meditations, IV, 49

Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it. “I am unhappy, because this has happened to me.” Not so: say “I am happy, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present […]

Being principled

“If principles do not lead to growth, find new principles.” For my whole life, until a few months ago, I didn’t realize I was an extremely negative person. It didn’t show to most people, because I’ve learned to be painfully polite over the years. A lot of this had to do with principles (or assumptions, […]