Sunday, July 3, 2022

Words matter.................

      "The task of a philosopher: we should bring our will into harmony with whatever happens, so that nothing happens against our will and nothing that we wish for fails to happen."

-Epictetus, Discourses, 2.14.7

    A long To-Do list seems intimidating and burdensome—all these things we have to do in the course of a day or week.  But a Get-To-Do list sounds like a privilege—all the things we're excited about the opportunity to experience.  This isn't just semantic playing.  It is a central facet of the philosopher's world view.

-Ryan Holiday, excerpted from today's entry in The Daily Stoic

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