Where is Good? In our reasoned choices. Where is Evil? In our reasoned choices. Where is that which is neither Good nor Evil? In the things outside of our own reasoned choice.” – Epictetus, Discourses, 2.16.1Continue reading “Patterns of Thinking”
There are things that are within our power, and things that fall outside our power. – Epictetus
The first paragraph of the “Manual” or called the “Handbook” written by Epictetus describes that there is a power that is within us. This power is not on the mere surface of brute physical strength as some may think about. Its not the power to outplay another in a game of wits in some sports match. No more it is the power to climb over some financial struggle. Perhaps a power to defeat evil in terms of good sounds seems abit fanatical, a bit over the top.