For philosophy doesn’t consist in outward display, but in taking heed to what is needed and being mindful of it.”
(Musonius Rufus, Lectures, 16.75.15-16)
How we appear speaks volumes toward how we’re received by others. For example, let’s imagine that I were wearing jeans, a tshirt, boots, and a baseball cap. The preconceptions of others would have them treat me one way or another. Now, imagine me wearing a police officer’s uniform. Would I be treated different? Why? What about if I were dressed as a doctor? What about a wealthy business person in a fine 3-piece suit?
A person of quality and character has no uniform, or special way to look so they can be set apart from those of lesser character…
… we can only tell a person of character by their actions.
Do better. Do often. Do right.
(See y’all tomorrow)