Some End Of Year Stoic Thoughts To Take Into 2020
If a thing is beyond my control, I am not to blame for it, but if it was under my control, I must think deeply on why I allowed it to be.
Planning for the good to occur is a joy, planning for the bad, is a blessing … The sensible person spends at least as much energy planning for the bad, as for the good.
Everything that happens is a chance to learn. Nothing is good or bad, unless it brings no further reflection.
If I cannot be said to be at fault, I will not accept blame. If I was at fault, I will look closely at why it happened, and will take action, as appropriate, to ensure it doesn’t happen again, if such action is possible for me.
When considering my best action, I will look at the broader picture first, not only the best for myself only.
Being a member of a group is an opportunity to reach heights, but if others in the group are unable to reach them with you, you have in truth failed.
Any problems being faced now, will become irrelevant in the future, no matter how big the problem. We all will die …
If you were there when it happened, and did nothing to stop it, can you really say it wasn’t your fault at all? If you had no control over it at all, yes, otherwise no. Always do what you can if, and when, you can.
You are not one person only, you are a member of the group, the community, the world. Do all you can do, to help the best good come to all.
If you lack the courage to do a thing this time, will you ever have the courage when you have not option but to do it?
A tree that always follows the usual direction of the wind, is a tree that will fall when the wind direction changes. Nature knows this, and acts accordingly. Let Nature be your guide …
Facing fears and acting teaches you to be strong, hiding away from fears allows them to hurt you, over and over again.
If it is wrong for you to do a thing, but others are doing it, it is still wrong for you to do it …