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.
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.