Reason Of A Stoic

Reason Of A Stoic short poem

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If someone said to me: “I can’t waste my time just worried about my attitude (like you do), If I did I wouldn’t have my prestigious job, like you don’t; I wouldn’t own my huge expensive house or everything top-of-the-line, just like you don’t.”
My answer to that would be, I don’t need those things. Strive to attain the material things and the feeling you need more will always be there. Whether they choose or not, they are more poor then me.
What do I need? Those things they lack. Strength of mind which is agreeable to anything that may happen in life. To be free from anxiety, the insight to realize my thoughts and opinions about my situations determine my emotions and ultimately my joy, or lack of.
The pursuits and desires in life that are outward are trivial; I strive to focus on the one thing I have power over as a reasoning animal: My reason.
Yep, I’m richer than they are. All that they have appears small to them; To me all that I have appears great.

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