Listening to Philosophy as a Way of Life, a quote from Meditations really stuck with me.

‘Do not make more of things than your senses report. For instance, you are told that such an one has spoken ill of you. Right; but that you are really the worse for it is no part of the news.’ 8:49

This idea is reiterated throughout Meditations but somehow this particular version presents the idea more clearly.

I like the prompt to look at things just as they are, not to add a narrative on top, particularly one of ‘I am harmed’.

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