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Dec 06, 2022
| ISBN 9780593579978
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Dec 06, 2022 | ISBN 9780593579978
Drawing from the iconic Stoic text Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, here is a journal where the millions of readers who have learned from him can deepen their understanding of his philosophy and reflect on how to better their lives.“It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own.”—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Marcus Aurelius wrote this in his journal almost 2000 years ago—and he might have written it this morning. He was Emperor of Rome in A.D. 161, a statesman, a philosopher, and a constant, thoughtful journaler. He was also one of the first Stoics. Stoicism is the original self-help philosophy, one that has stayed relevant for 2000 years. Whether or not you’ve read Meditations, this journal offers pithy, inspiring comments drawn from the core text that give readers simple but profound ways to take control of their lives, identify obstructions, and above all, live a good life.
Gregory Hays is associate professor of classics at the University of Virginia. Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 CE) was adopted by the emperor Antoninus Pius and succeeded him in 161, (as joint emperor with adoptive brother Lucius Verus). The last of… More about Marcus Aurelius
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