Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pointless Self-Help Advice of the Day

Read this one, this morning:

It is not men's acts which disturb us, but our reaction to them. Take these away, and anger goes.

--Marcus Aurelius

OK, M.A., I see your point. But isn't this, at some level, "Don't let things bother you, and things won't bother you." Kinda circular, if you ask me.

Not that I am a great thinker like Marcus Aurelius...just, you know, it's not all that helpful. Not to mention, sometimes anger is the appropriate response. Sometimes, men's acts are despicable, and we SHOULD react.

1 comment:

Kerry said...

and... easier said than done - right??!