We must undergo a hard winter training and not rush into things for which we haven’t prepared.”
Epictetus, Discourses, 1.2.32
However, if we read it again, and know a bit of history regarding Epictetus’ feelings toward the Athenian part-time military, we know that what he’s saying is: you can’t do things half-assed and part-time, so to achieve victory we must be committed to spending every moment and resource on achieving that victory.
There is no time off.
There are no weekends.
There are no vacations.
Doing life half-assed means we’re only living half-life.
(See y’all tomorrow)