#Epictetus, Remember What You Are

Don’t buy this reasoning: “I’m richer than you, therefore I’m better.” “I’m more eloquent than you, therefore I’m better.” Here is reasoning: “I’m richer than you, therefore I have more stuff.” “I’m more eloquent than you, therefore I speak better.” Remember what you are. You are not money; you are not fancy words.

Epictetus on #Anger

43. There’s always two handles to grab onto— one good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. Do just the opposite. Remember the person doing the injustice— that one is human too.