Being Wrong Is Not Wrong (IM 911)

No one likes being wrong. It is the nature of humans. Once we ignore of being wrong then it becomes a habit. Habit then determines our character. Aristotle once said, habits become our “second nature”. The Ancient Greek Philosopher used to say: True wisdom requires the capacity to delight in being proven wrong. Epicurus said…

Kindness or Anger: What Is More Manly? (IM 902)

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one -Meditations, 10.16 These words written by Marcus Aurelius to himself about 2000 years ago still resonates today. What he meant by these words is-  it isn’t what we say that defines our character, it’s what we do. Today, in a society obsessed…

These words of Marcus Aurelius…(IM 855)

…. You can live your life right now; let that determine what you do, say and think. “See things for what they are… Do what you can… And endure and bear what you must.” “Objective judgement, now, at this very moment. Unselfish action, now, at this very moment. Willing acceptance—now, at this very moment—of all…

From 2020 to 2021… (IM 817)

The year 2020 was something else not just for me but for the whole world. The deadly pandemic, stock market crash, the virtual meeting, the human movements, the space flights and many more. I didn’t expect 2020 to be the way it ended back when I was making resolutions for 2020 on its first day….

Two lessons from Meditations – Book VI (IM 812)

The following are the two lessons from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which I find intriguing: You take things you can’t control as “good” and “bad.” And of course when the “bad” things happen or the “good” one don’t you blame the God and feel hatred for the people responsible – or those you…

The morning awareness (IM 800)

Marcus Aurelius had a very powerful habits that he reminds himself of every morning during his time is Rome and wrote this in his journal. I find this lessons as a morning awareness that should be embraced by heart, mind and spirit. And these lines goes like this: “When you wake up in the morning,…

Morning remainder (IM 798)

Marcus Aurelius remined himself every morning with some important thoughts that he included in his journal. In this hurried world where everyone is busy with their own stuffs and are overwhelmed by their circumstances, I find these lessons very helpful. Here is this important lessons that everyone should be aware of: In the morning when…

“On the shortness of life” (IM709)

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. -Seneca Seneca on his moral essay, ” On the Shortness of Life“, explains that we all fear death, but life is long if you know how to use it. Seneca urges us to examine the problems that…

Lessons from Cato (IM 704)

Marcus Porcius Cato the Younger, better known to the world simply as Cato. He was the senator who led the opposition to Julius Caesar in the last years of the Roman Republic, then killed himself rather than live under a dictator. In his own day, he was a soldier and an aristocrat, a senator and a…