As I was gripping my fist, pounding the desk and cursing, it hit me; I realized that–gosh darn it, these assholes and bullies are my teachers! What a gift! And the bigger the asshole is, the bigger the gift was! Instead of cursing, I should be thanking them. Wow! Thank you!
America, in parallel to my personal experience, I see that the American people have a huge teacher now, too. America, the teacher is teaching. Learn from the lessons, my friends!
Professor Massimo Pigliucci of CUNY-City College hosts a podcast called Stoic Meditations. The episodes are really short. I tend to hit play; and it would end in a blink of an eye. A bit of a criticism for the professor: The audio quality or perhaps the way it is delivered results in a slightly muffled audio that is sometimes difficult to follow and goes by very quickly. It is, after-all, only 2-minute long.
That said, the latest episode caught my attention and had me replaying the episode ten million times. It is about Epictetus’s discourses, Book 3, Chapter XXIV.
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We do not have the luxury to tackle one crisis at a time; I wish we did. Intentional, strong, urgent responses are required–today.
And no, there is no time to point fingers. Put your fingers down. Let’s hold hands and make peace. Let’s work together. Working together is how we can tackle big problems.
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