Don’t allow yourself to be heard any longer griping about public life, not even with your own ears!”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 8.9
So, does that mean… the more privilege one has, the more time one has to engage in complaining?
The privileged have the blessing to not having their negative states of mind negatively affect their daily lives because they have the “social leeway” to behave in such ways. Hmm, maybe?
Every person, or family is leading their own little micro-empire…
… and as the imperial ruler of yourself, there is no need to make excuses or justifications for the actions you’ve chosen to “benefit the empire” of yourself.
(See y’all tomorrow)