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Today the Stoic quote I read was:
“A person who doesn’t know what the universe is, doesn’t know where they are. A person who doesn’t know their purpose in life doesn’t know who they are or what the universe is. A person who doesn’t know any one of these things doesn’t know why they are here. So what to make of people who seek or avoid the praise of those who have no knowledge of where or who they are? Currently one of my goals is to improve my perception of an event. Accurate perception of the world is one of the pillars of Stoic philosophy.
“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control.”
Epictetus, Discourses, 2.5.4-5
It’s easy to take this quote as the solution, I mean here it is! This will serve as a tool to track my own progress towards a more tranquil life. Anyone else who is interested either in pursuing this themselves, or just have curiosity, then feel welcome to follow along. There are no ulterior motives here, this is not meant to increase the website visits, clicks etc. and for the foreseeable future there will be no advertising here. We have enough distractions.
The way I will get to a point of clearness and tranquillity, I do not know.