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Oh! Its The Same Old Man


Yes, I wish to tell you my friends, if you wish to listen this from me. Oh! that its the same old man, the same old morning in which he rises and same old gratifying - sometimes diabolical - pleasures. The net which catches man, be it from nature (good) and anti-nature elements (bad), is even the same, as it were for ancients, medievalists and you. The preventions; the prescriptions are the same. No surprise.

I realized this fully when I saw this, read it, absorbed which and thereby, was touched, motivated to utter away the discovery, the insight. For I couldn't keep it to myself. Just for that sake:

"IN the morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present—I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for which I exist and for which I was brought into the world? Or have I been made for this, to lie in the bedclothes and keep myself warm?—But this is more pleasant.—Dost thou exist then to take thy pleasure, and not at all for action or exertion? Dost thou not see the little plants, the little birds, the ants, the spiders, the bees working together to put in order their several parts of the universe?"

Wait. He, the man who lived probably between 121-180 A.D, further pens:

"And art thou unwilling to do the work of a human being, and dost thou not make haste to do that which is according to thy nature?—But it is necessary to take rest also.—It is necessary: however nature has fixed bounds to this too: she has fixed bounds both to eating and drinking, and yet thou goest beyond these bounds, beyond what is sufficient; yet in thy acts it is not so, but thou stoppest short of what thou canst do." 

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, The King of Rome, from his The Meditations, Part V.

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