No Excuses

“It is possible to curb your arrogance, to overcome pleasure and pain, to rise above your ambition, and to not be angry with stupid and ungrateful people — yes, even to care for them.” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 8.8

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In today’s quote, Marcus is reminding himself to be the better person, to not get caught up in the pettiness some people exhibit, and to not react to his own base emotions. This is a good reminder for all of us.

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Ann Leach

Ann Leach

Ann Leach enjoys being a Homeschooling Mum, studying Stoicism, and writing about life . She lives in Sunbury, Victoria with her daughter and 2 cats.