The Foolish Man…A Cautionary Tale

  1. Nicola says:

    Hi Christin,

    This is a great reminder. I’m reading a lot from Stoicism of late and for some reason, even though it seems very different, what I read yesterday is coming to mind,

    “Never say about anything, I have lost it, but say I have restored it. Is your child dead? It has been restored. Is your wife dead? She has been restored. Has your estate been taken from you? Has not then this also been restored? But he who has taken it from me is a bad man. But what is it to you, by whose hands the giver demanded it back? So long as he may allow you, take care of it as a thing which belongs to another, as travelers do with their inn.”

    Epictetus. Enchiridion (Dover Thrift Editions) (pp. 6-7). Dover Publications. Kindle Edition.

    Are we the creators or does something larger create through us? And as a result is anything really ours at all?

    Great blog, makes you think, muse, ponder, and consider. Always a good thing.

    • Christin McLeod says:

      That’s such a beautiful passage, Nicola. Thank you for sharing it. And such a great a question – one I’ve been pondering myself much lately – about many things in life. <3

    Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a top notch article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole
    lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

    • Christin McLeod says:

      Thank you! And procrastination…I know it well also. We’re so busy in our heads that it FEELS like we’re busy. But in reality, not much gets done, as you said. I find when I slow my mind down, the procrastination settles as well. Going slower ironically helps me get more done. 😊

  3. Not sure how I just stumbled across this, but…this was such a beautiful way to handle such an ugly situation. Bravo!

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