Saturday, February 20, 2016

One Deep Thought

"There is a wonderful quote from Epictetus that I think of every time I see someone get terribly upset about one of these things (I try to think about it when I get upset about anything): “If someone succeeds in provoking you, realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation.”
He said that some 1,900 years ago. Even then we felt that it was easier to police the outside than examine our inside."
This is from a piece by Ryan Holiday. He is an author who also wrote "Trust Me, I'm Lying."
As I read the above paragraph, I immediately thought of so many folks who are upset about things going on in our world.
I guess my main thought is that we worry about what others are doing while not minding our own business.

1 comment:

  1. Now that is a great thought for the day! I think I will take that under consideration! :)