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Daily Stoicism: Marcus Aurelius

Be a Rational Sociable Creature:

Do not regard anything to be advantageous if it shall require you to cast away your faith or your modesty. Do not engage in something that causes you to hate, suspect, or curse any other man. Do not lust after anything that requires secrecy; if it cannot be spoken of comfortably in public, do not partake in it. He who pursues a virtuous life shall never grieve, cry out, nor sigh to others. Be indifferent, you should not prefer solitude or company and you should live without fears and desires. Always occupy your mind with the intention of being a proper and sociable man.