Stoic maxims (part 1)

These are the insights i gathered, visualized and wrote as i practice stoicism. The insights are synonymous to Marcus Aurelius Meditations’ as a reminder on how to stay on path with Stoicism.

  1. In 100 years, you will be dead and forgotten. Those who remember you will be dead too. Like the dust in Sahara desert swept away by the strong winds, that’s how my short life will be forgotten.
  2. Whatever happens to me was already decided by the nature, it is manageable.
  3. Plato died, Pythagoras died, Socrates died, Marcus died, all of them died. We must all go there.
  4. Somebody hates me, there own problem! Somebody racist, there own problem!
  5. Death is overlooking us. Why are you not living in the present?
  6. You cant control some things. Your health, your friends laughing at you. It doesn’t matter. I can only control my mind.
  7. To accept that as i grow old, i will be weak, i will be susceptible to diseases, my teeth will no longer be able to crush bones like i used to do in my younger years. I have no control over what logos decide upon me. To remember that Marcus even when sick would continue to perform his duties.
  8. Death is not bad, is like sleeping. (Sleeping is the cousin of death) You don’t know about it. Think of sleeping. You don’t remember anything. Even if it is terrible, Don’t you want to dine with gods?
  9. Before doing something, ask yourself; Is it necessary?
  10. Speak less than necessary.

3 thoughts on “Stoic maxims (part 1)

  1. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

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