Wisdom du jour

My favorite philosopher lived two thousand (yes, two thousand) years ago. His name is Epictetus and he was the go-to guy among the chiton-clad crowd of men pacing up and down the agora exchanging ideas while the womenfolk stayed home and prepared moussaka. Epictetus, son of a slave, developed his own Stoicism-imbued brand of philosophy, which resonates with me, a 21st-century woman in the US of A who never darned her husband’s socks–and never will!

Here goes:

“Do not seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, and all will be well with you.”

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