Monday Motivator: Respond Like a Stone

Monday Motivator Motivation Quote

The second-century slave-turned-teacher Epictetus admonished his students in this way: “Stand by a rock and insult it, and what have you accomplished? If someone responds to insult like a rock, what has the abuser gained with his invective?”

quoted by philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, Anger is temporary madness: the Stoics knew how to curb it

Anger is so easy to get caught up in. Instead of finding something definite to do in response to what angers us, we marinate ourselves in our anger. A little marinating adds flavour, but it isn’t the end point.

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