For some reason, I have been reading a lot of Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus over the past few months. What I’ve realized is that I am actually a follower of Stoicism in ways that never occurred to me before. Who knew?
Today’s quote comes from Aurelius’ Meditations.
“Do not live as if you still have ten thousand years left. Your fate hangs over you. While you are still living, while you still exist on this Earth, strive to become a genuinely good man.”
– Marcus Aurelius
Please realize ‘man’ is meant as person in our modern context. Why I like this quote is that this wisdom is more than 2000 years ago and is as relevant today as ever. We have a finite time here and in that time we should love deeply (romantic or otherwise), be kind, educate ourselves (formal or not) as much as possible, and enjoy every day we get, even those filled with sadness and tragedy.
What do you think? Is this type of entry to “heavy” for my Wednesday Wisdom feature? Sound off in the comments. I’d love to get your opinion.
Thanks for stopping by!!