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Marcus Aurelius on How to Keep Your Mental Composure and Emotional Equanimity When People Let You Down – Brain Pickings

The Stoic Antidote to Frustration: Marcus Aurelius on How to Keep Your Mental Composure and Emotional Equanimity When People Let You Down

The vast majority of our mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering comes from the violent collision between our expectations and reality. As we dust ourselves off amid the rubble, bruised and indignant, we further pain ourselves with the exertion of staggering emotional energy on outrage at how reality dared defy what we demanded of it. The…

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Marcus Aurelius Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

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Marcus Aurelius full-name Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, original name (up to 161 CE) Marcus Annius Verus, Roman Emperor (161–180 CE), was best known for his Stoic philosophy meditations. For many generations in the West Marcus Aurelius symbolized the Golden Age of the Roman Empire. Marcus Aurelius Birthday: Marcus was born on 26 April, 121 AD, Rome,…

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