Continuing my love affair with the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius


When you are annoyed at someone’s mistake, immediately look at yourself and reflect how you also fail; for example, in thinking that good equals money, or pleasure, or a bit of fame. By being mindful of this you’ll quickly forget your anger, especially if you realize that the person was under stress, and could do little else. And, if you can, find a way to alleviate that stress.

Marcus Aurelius


How amazing is it that the thoughts of the present are echoes of the past?  If you think I have a soft spot for Rome and things Italian, then you would be correct. But there are many other places I would also love to see.  Check out my





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