: 5 Don’t fear death…fear beginning to live.
Don’t be a fool living a fucked up life full of your own vanity,pride & self-indulgence yet when it is time for you to go you cower kicking and screaming like a child.So many of us think we have lived hard,battle ridden lives but we are never faced with anything we can’t handle so why be so full of discontent? It should not matter to you if you live another day if your days are spent grumbling ,cursing yourself & overly concerned with other’s business.Isn’t it crazy that the only part of our body that rebels against nature is our mind?We are an intelligent species, but our intelligence has been manipulated, polluted & conditioned to stray from nature.We live in a morally fucked up society & you see people disconnected from nature all around you, a perfect example is fake positivity for attention on social media but rudeness in the flesh….but you don’t have to listen or live by anything that isn’t good for your soul.Be cheerful,kind, gentle & patient towards others.Don’t be vexed by ANYTHING that happens.Things WILL happen to you.Be content to die happily today knowing you did your duty as a good human & you put virtue 1st..not fearing your own death or even the death of loved ones.It is as natural & wonderful as birth.Epictetus said…”When a man kisses his child, he should whisper to himself ’Tomorrow per-chance you will die’”..But those are words of bad omen.Also said Epictetus. “No word is a word of bad omen, that expresses any work of nature; or if it is so, it is also a word of bad omen to speak the ears of corn being reaped.” #QuitYaWhining #Stoicism
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