Properties of rational mind (IM 833)

Marcus Aurelius in his “Meditation” journal of Book 11 wrote that following are the properties of rational mind:

i. Self-perception

ii. Self-analysis

iii. Affection for their neighbor

iv. Truthfulness

v. Humility

Furthermore, he mentions rational mind understands that those who come after us will see nothing different and those who came before us saw no more that what we do.

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