The red apple

Unrestrained moderation

I once hated vanity, until the world called me ugly. I once held no regard for greed, until the world called me poor. I once loved others more than myself, until the world forgot my name, and with laughter, forgot me.

Thus, Stoicism calls for a resolute nature, a rigid disposition. For man is as shapeless as water, and as empty as smoke.

“To be like the rock that the waves keep crashing over. It stands unmoved and the raging of the sea falls still around it.”
-Marcus Aurelius/Hays, Meditations.

What is good will stand the test of time.

What is true will stand the test of doubt

What is noble will stand the test of fear

And this is the art of being a good man.

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3 thoughts on “Unrestrained moderation

  1. I wonder what Bruce Lee would have to say about that. Be like water.

  2. @Sam He would say “Wahtuh can fro, oh it ken clash… be wahtuh my fren”

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