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Business and philosophy #halloween post .... why what you find #scary has real implications for #ethics

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"Don’t let outward appearances mislead you into thinking that someone with more prestige, power or some other distinction must on that account be happy."
- Epictetus (Enchiridion)

A sage doesn't always avert tragedy, but in such cases where a sage doesn't, the sage doesn't linger in the tragedy. To deny things their nature isn't one of your goals, but to deny things their sting and foolish satisfaction is your duty. In practice, it looks like a man living simply and questioning dogma, and your actions should teach others so that tragedy might be removed from your midst with less action on your part. What is practical?

He was breakfasting in the marketplace, and the bystanders gathered round him with cries of "dog." "It is you who are dogs," cried he, "when you stand round and watch me at my breakfast."

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My next post in the Mindful Virtue series, featuring a glamorous photo of yours truly.

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Getting to the point of the Mindful Virtue series.

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Next post in Mindful Virtue series: equanimity.

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Get detangled in the next post of my Mindful Virtue series.
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