Daily Touch of Inspirations
June 13th: Life is a battlefield
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
The writer Robert Greene often uses the phrase "As in war, so in life." It's an aphorism worth keeping close, because our life is a battle both literally and figuratively. As a species, we fight to survive on a planet indifferent to our survival. As individuals, we fight to survive among a species whose population numbers in the billions. Even inside our own bodies, diverse bacteria battle it out. Vivere est miltare. (To live is to fight.)
Today, you'll be fighting against impulses, fighting to be the person you want to be. So what are the attributes necessary to win these many wars?
And which attributes lose wars?
As in war, so these attributes matter in daily life.