Stop trusting your subjective judgment. Stop allowing your desires to make you a puppet on a string. Get into the present moment. Observe how things happen to you and to others. Notice what is cause, what is effect, and how things are changing. Think about how short life is. Forget about having been wronged. VII. 29.
When you wake up in the morning and don’t want to get out of bed, think about this: I am getting up to do the work of a human being. Why am I dissatisfied with doing the things for which I exist? Or do I exist for the purpose of staying in my pajamas and … More Marcus Aurelius, from Exhotations to Himself
Remember: externals cost. You must pay the price. You want what someone else has? You must pay the price and do what that someone did to get it. How much does a head of lettuce cost? If someone else chooses to pay the price, why are you jealous? Don’t be foolish. Question: What do you … More Epictetus, from The Handbook