Marcus Aurelius on Becoming What You Consume
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"That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees."
— Marcus Aurelius
Humans are sponges. We are constantly absorbing the substances we let into our world... and they either give us energy or deplete it. (Share)
You are what you eat, and that doesn't only apply to food.
Humans are sponges. We are constantly absorbing the substances we let into our world... and they either give us energy or deplete it.
We must be mindful of these sources. Do your relationships drain you instead of build you up? Does social media enhance or diminish your well-being? Do you seek uplifting or depressing content?
Evaluate your sources of energy you're letting in and adjust accordingly.
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Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who many would consider the world's most powerful man during his reign in the 2nd century AD.
His diary entries were compiled into what is now known as "Meditations" — a seminol work in the Philosophy of Stocism. The crazy thing is, Marcus never intended for these words of wisdom to be seen by anyone else, let alone the entire world for generations that followed him.
It's one of my favorite reads, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to better themselves. (Just make sure to get the Gregory Hays translation)
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