Here's a way to think

about what the masses regard as being 'good' things.

If you would first start

by setting your mind upon things

that are unquestionably good- wisdom,

self-control, justice, courage-

with this preconception

you'll no longer be able to listen

to the popular refrain

that there are too many good things to experience in a lifetime.

—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 5.12 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic

 

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