On Stoicism


“Circumstances are what deceive us—you must be discerning in them. We embrace evil before good. We desire the opposite of what we once desired. Our prayers are at war with our prayers, our plans with our plans.”


People are often deceived and divided in their goals and objectives. They are in a civil war within themselves, caused by conflicting desires, judgements and thoughts. To avoid this, it is important to stop and ask what one really wants and to recognize any contradictory or inconsistent wishes one has. This will help to avoid working against oneself.

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