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“Philosophy moulds and constructs the soul, guides our conduct, shows us what we should do and what we should leave undone.”

The advice from Marcus Aurelius?

Change your estimate of the outcome of the trial in the Senate, as such, let go of your distress, and welcome joy into your heart.

In the focus of your energies on the future, there perhaps exists the possibility that the source of the initial distress can be remedied.

If those who feel disappointed by the outcome of the trial in the U.S. Senate arrive at an estimate of the outcome that induces distress, what exactly will happen in the future, except deliberate rub-ins whose objective are accentuation of the distress?

You bet, however, that they are like, “Seriously, Dude, you a killjoy, or what?”

But then, I respond, “if you do not kill off the overjoy, it just may not survive beyond November 2020.”

Clearly, even in presence of joy, Marcus Aurelius continues to have a point.

There, perhaps, are few advises for life more sage and wise than, “if it is totally external and causes you pain, change your estimate of it.”

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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