Anyone remember Epictetus, the Greek philosopher who was born a slave?
Well, his insights were ageless then and just as poignant now.
However, let’s all pretend that modern psychologists can justify their lofty professional salaries by polling the people and rewording the writing of ancient Greeks, as if there’s something new to be said:
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ”
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
“First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.”
“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”