4 thoughts on “An Epictetus quote

  1. Freedom isn’t something that I know a whole lot about but I’m trying to get used to it. I have spent most of my life trying to make everyone else happy, by following their rules and living the way they wanted me to live.

    I have such a hard time letting things go for that reason, but I did enjoy the freedom of giving away pretty much a whole pallet of gelato for free, since it was going to melt. Very long story but suffice to say that it was quite the experience.

    It’s pretty amazing to see how people react when you’re giving away something for free. It was just nice for a change to be able to give it away for free seeing as that wasn’t how I was raised, and most other people would have wanted to sell it.

    1. Thanks Randy. You should be pleased you could do that. I have picked up on the fact that it wasn’t how you were brought up, and you changed that.

      Another reason to be pleased. I think it’s important to put other people first, although it’s also important not to neglect ourselves.

      It’s good to have the freedom to choose. Our biggest lessons from our parents Randy is changing what we’ve had, if those things weren’t right, to what we know is right.

      You made other people happy. You can’t put a price on that.

  2. Freedom permeates every aspect of the human condition and is indeed as important a goal as happiness. I don’t believe you can have one without the other.

    We should always disregard things beyond our control. That is a road, sure to lead to unhappiness.

    1. Thanks. You’re right, but it’s shameful it doesn’t happen. We must all come together and allow each other to have those freedoms.

      Freedom is about the right to choose. My experiences show otherwise. Across the board, it is back to basics on this one.

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