The SAME stories. It’s like they’re performing for an audience, and every chance they get to preform, at best, they get the chance to improve the theatrics, or at worst, they’re not being present and simply hitting the autoplay button.
In public avoid talking often and excessively about your accomplishments and dangers, for however much you enjoy recounting your dangers, it’s not so pleasant for others to hear about your affairs.”
(Epictetus, Enchiridion, 33.14)
Being with other people presents us with the opportunity to practice “relationshipping”. Like Ryan Holiday says, we must strive to, “... listen and connect with people, (not) perform for them.” (The Daily Stoic, p.76)
(See y'all tomorrow)